HgCdTe (MCT) Detection Module

2.0 – 12.0 µm, DC – 70 MHz, with photovoltaic multiple junction detector

UM-10.6 is an universal „all-in-one” IR detection module. Thermoelectrically cooled photovoltaic detector, based on HgCdTe heterostructure, is integrated with transimpedance, DC coupled preamplifier, a fan and a thermoelectric cooler controller in a compact housing. 3° wedged zinc selenide anti-reflection coated window prevents unwanted interference effects. UM-10.6 detection module is very convenient and user‑friendly device, thus can be easily used in a variety of LWIR applications.

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Spectral response (Ta = 20°C)

Features

  • Integrated TEC controller and fan
  • Single power supply
  • DC monitor
  • Sensitive to IR radiation polarisation
  • Optimised for effective heat dissipation
  • Compatible with optical accessories
  • Cost effective OEM version available
  • Universal and flexible
  • Quantity discounted price
  • Fast delivery

Applications

  • Gas detection, monitoring and analysis
  • CO2 laser (10.6 µm) measurements
  • Laser power monitoring and control
  • Laser beam profiling and positioning
  • Laser calibration

Specification (Ta = 20°C)

Parameter
Typical value
Optical parameters
Cut-on wavelength λcut-on (10%) µm
≤2.0
Peak wavelength λpeak, µm
9.3±2.0
Optimum wavelength λopt, µm
10.6
Cut-off wavelength λcut-off (10%) µm
≥12.0
Detectivity D*(λpeak), cm⋅Hz1/2/W
≥5.0×107
Detectivity D*(λopt), cm⋅Hz1/2/W
≥4.0×107
Output noise density vn(1 MHz), nV/Hz1/2
≤380
Electrical parameters
Voltage responsivity Rvpeak), V/W
≥1.6×102
Voltage responsivity Rvopt), V/W
≥1.0×102
Low cut-off frequency flo, Hz
DC
High cut-off frequency fhi, Hz ≥70M
Output impedance Rout, Ω 50
Output voltage swing Vout, V ±2  (RL = 1 MΩ*))
Output voltage offset Voff, V
max ±20
Power supply voltage V sup, V
+5
DC monitor (approx. 0 V offset)
Voltage responsivity Rvpeak), V/W
≥3.6×101
Voltage responsivity Riopt), V/W
≥2.4×101
Low cut-off frequency flo, Hz
DC
High cut-off frequency fhi, Hz
150k
Other information
Active element material
epitaxial HgCdTe heterostructure
Active area A, mm×mm
1×1
Window
wZnSeAR
Acceptance angle, Φ
~70°
Ambient operating temperature Ta, °C
10 to 30
Signal output socket
SMA
DC monitor socket
SMA
Power supply socket
DC 2.2/5.5
Mounting hole
M4
Fan
yes
*) R – load resistance

Mechanical layout, mm

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