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Amplified MCT Detector

Amplified MCT Detector

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The Amplified MCT Detector is a fully-integrated receiver with embedded detector, low-noise amplifier, and temperature controller all in one compact package.

The AC-coupled configuration makes this ideal for use with pulsed lasers. You can get 245 K performance without external cooling.


Features & Benefits:
  • Broad mid-IR spectral response of 4-12 µm
  • High sensitivity, with D* > 2.5 x 109 cm.Hz½/W
  • Active area of 1 mm x 1 mm
  • Wide 78° Field of View
  • Room-temperature operation, with a two-stage TEC for cooling to 245° K
  • AC-coupled photoconductive configuration ideal for pulsed laser detection


  • Standoff detection
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Biomedical diagnostics
  • Laser source monitoring and calibration
Active Area 1 mm x 1 mm
D* >2.5 E+9 cm Hz½/W
Detector Material HgCdTe
Dimensions 76 x 44.5 x 48mm
Fast Response <3ns rise time
Power Consumption < 3 Watts
Power Supplies +15 VDC, +5 VDC
Responsivity >2500V/W
RF Output SMA connector
Spectral Response 4 – 12 µm
Amplified MCT Detector Datasheet

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