IR-Detectors

Detecting IR-electromagnetic radiation

An IR-Detector is a sensor that registers light or other electromagnetic energy in the infrared wavelength region. There are several material types and technologies to detect and measure light in this domain, all with their specific characteristics.

Nanor offers high-performance IR-Detectors based on InGaAs, PbS/PbSe, InAs/InAsSb and HgCdTe as well as configurable IR-Detection modules and accessories covering a spectral range with highest sensitivity.

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Characteristics

  • Light wavelength region: 900 – 20 000 nm 
  • Packaging: SMD, TO-cans, bare chip, custom board 
  • Integration: re-amplifier, optical window, TE-cooling, signal processing 
  • Dimensions: 0.1 mm up to tens mm

Field of use

IR-detectors are becoming more available as new and more environmentally friendly technology platforms are commercialized. Gas analysis, spectroscopy, emission monitoring, medical devices and process control are typical industrial applications. Flame and gas detection devices are common in our everyday life.  

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Detector types

Use the tabs to navigate and find more information about specific IR-Detector types based on the materials used.

InGaAs

Technical information

  • Wavelengths: 900-2200 nm
  • Risetime: 1 ns
  • Single to multi element detectors
  • High Sensitivity and low noise

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Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) detectors measure optical power in the Near Infra-Red (900 – 2200 nm) region. Having high-speed and high sensitivity, an InGaAs detector is the choice for optical fiber telecommunicationscompound analysis and process control. These come in many different packages and variations, suitable technology for high volume applications. 

InGaAs IR-Detector
InGaAs Multi-Element IR-Detector

PbS/PbSe

Technical information

  • Wavelengths: – 5 µm
  • Single to multi element detectors  
  • Very High Sensivity
  • Cooled and uncooled options

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A PbS detector measures in the standard SWIR range (1 – 3 µm) and PbSe is used for the MWIR range (1 – 5 µm). These detectors are ideal for gas analysis, emissions monitoring, spectroscopy, process control and fire monitoring and you can choose from wide variety of active area sizes, cooling alternatives, packaging, windows, lenses, and filters options.

AT1 Series - One-stage TEC lead sulfide IR-detectors
BXP Series - Uncooled Packaged IR-Detector
BXF Series - SMD Uncooled Unpackaged IR-Detector

InAs/InAsSb

Technical information

  • Wavelengths: 2-5.5 µm
  • Very High Sensitivity
  • Cooled and uncooled
  • RoHS compliant – Cadmium and Mercury free 

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Glossary

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These detectors are temperature stable up to 300°C and mechanically durable. The devices can operate either at flicker-free zero bias or with reverse voltage. Offered in a wide variety of Uncooled and TE cooled versions, packages, active areas and lenses. Ideal for gas analysis and monitoring, spectroscopy and any application requiring RoHS compliance

InAs and InAsSb Photovoltaic Detectors

HgCdTe (MCT)

Technical information

  • Wavelengths: MWIR (3-8μm) and LWIR (8-16μm)
  • Very High Sensitivity and fast response time 
  • Cooled and uncooled 
  • Large area

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Glossary

More information

These IR-Detectors are based on HgCdTe material which offers the highest performance out of all discovered materials suitable for infrared detection. This type of detector is great for use in creating gas sensors for industry and environmental protection. Additionally, as they have very high parameters of detection and speed of operation applications such as leak detection, transport safety or defense applications are idealMoreover, you can find these detectors ideal for solution such as CRDSTDLAS or FTIR spectroscopy. 

Photoconductive HgCdTe IR-Detectors
Photovoltaic HgCdTe IR-Detectors
Photoconductive & Photovoltaic HgCdTe Arrays

Modules

Technical information

  • Pre-amplifier, programmable 
  • TE-cooling
  • Frequency bands: <1 GHz.
  • Tunable settings via included software

More information

Infrared Detection Module integrates the detector, electronics, optics, head dissipation system and other components into a single compact packageChoose from pre-configured modules suitable for applications such as gas analysis, temperature control in fast-moving objects, laser spectroscopy, or configure your modules based on among other the active area size, amplifier type and bandwidth, to meet your specific application needs.

Pre-Configured IR-Detection Modules
Configurable IR-Detection Modules

Accessories

Technical information

  • TE Cooler and Heat Sink
  • Power Supply
  • Holder and Adapters

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Find electronic accessories to accompany your IR-Detector, such as thermoelectric cooler controllers and preamplifier power supplies and cables and adapters as well as mechanical accessories for base mounting systems, external heatsink, detector holder and module holder and optical threaded adapter.

TEC Controllers
Preamplifier Power Supply
AC Adaptors & Cables
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