INFRARED AND ELECTRO-OPTIC TECHNOLOGY

 

Zeiss Axiomat and Nikon Multiphot

Nikon Photography Multiphot instructions

General Background References:

Physics of Detectors - An excellent reference on Detectors and general IR background (if I dont say so myself!)

Preamplifiers Design philosophy and background

Plancks Law Java applet

Blackbody Radiation Java applet

Thermal Radiation Java applet to calculate blackbody radiation using Planck's law. It takes the temperature and two wavelegths as input, and produces the emissive power (sigma*T^4), intensity, spectral intensity, fraction of area included within the band defined by the two wavelengths, and the band intensity (Siegel and Howell)

Optics

Materials for 10 - 11 micron window

Material
Transmission (2mm) %
Properties
Cost
BaF2
95
Harmful, soft
Moderate
AgBr
80
Soft
Moderate
AgCl
85
Soft
Moderate
RbBr/Cl/I
65
Difficult to work
High
Ge
45
Soft
High
Si
35
Features in band
Moderate
KRS5 & 6
70
soft
High
CsI
70
Toxic IR to 55micron
High
TlBr
75
Very Toxic
High
NaCl
85

soft, Water soluble

Low

Teslar      
HDPE      

Teflon

 

Ocli Polished Substrates

Polymer Science Group IR Polymers

EKSMA Co. NIR Glasses

CRYSTRAN: Optics for Infra Red & Ultra Violet

Almaz Optics, Inc, Inc. - Optical Materials and Precision Optical Components

ThorLabs.com - Fiber Optics, Optics and Crystals

KEYSTONE CRYSTAL CORPORATION - Cadmium Telluride and Germanium Products

Detectors

General Background

Det Terms

Astro detector Development (up to 1994)

 

Pyroelectric Comparison Chart

Manufacturer
Part Number
Technology

Case

Element size (mm)
Standardised Detectivity D* (cm sqrt-hz/W)
Standardised NEP (W/sqrt-hz)

Price ($A)

GEC-Marconi
P 5314 (9930001)
DLATGS
T05
2x2
4.7 e+8
4.3 e-10
$905

GEC-Marconi

P 5314 (9930002)
DLATGS

T05

2x2
3.8 e+8
5.3 e-10

$905

Barnes Engineering

PY 56
Lithium Tantalate

T05

2x2
6.0 e+8
3.3 e-10

$520

Barnes Engineering

PY 45

DLTAGS

T05

2x2
1.9 e+9
1.8 e-10

$870

Molectron

P1-72
Lithium Tantalate

T05

2 dia
3.0 e+8
1.8 e-09

???

Infra Tec

LIE 312
Lithium Tantalate

T05

2 dia
1.2 e+8
???

???

Scitec

p 2613
???

T05

2 dia
2.0 e+8
1.0 e-09

???

Heinmann/ Perkin Elmer

LHi 808

???

T05

2 x2
1.6 e+8
9.4 e-10

???

Dias Angewandte Sensorik GMBH
LTS-1
???
T05
2x2
1.0 e+9
???
???

Intrel

101

Lithium Tantalate

T05

2 dia
1.5 e+9
1.0 e-10

$1600

Thermopile Comparison Chart

Manufacturer
Part Number
Technology

Case

Element size (mm)

Standardised Detectivity D* (cm sqrt-hz/W)

Standardised NEP (W/sqrt-hz)

Price ($A)

Heinmann/ Perkin Elmer
TPS 424/434
Silicon Micromachined
TO5
0.5x0.5
???
???
???

Heinmann /Perkin Elmer

TPS 524/634
Silicon Micromachined

T05

1.2x1.2
???
???

???

Heinmann/ Perkin Elmer

TPS 624/634
Silicon Micromachined

T05

1.8x1.8
???
???

???

Heinmann/ Perkin Elmer
TPS 2524/2534
Bismuth Antimony
T05
1.2x1.2
2.0 e+8
6 e-10
???
EDO/Barnes
TH 10
Bismuth Antimony
T05
2.5 dia
2.0 e+8
9 e-10
$380

EDO/Barnes

details TBA
Silicon Micromachined

T05

2x2
???
???

???

EDO/Barnes

TB 15
Thermistor Bolometer with Ge Immersion lens

T05

2.5 x2.5
3000+ V/W (
???

$200 -300

 

 

Cal-Source, arrays, ir
Pyroelectric Detectors: Laser Components Inc. USA
Laser components, optics and electro-optical systems spanning the ultraviolet (UV) to far infrared (IR): Laser Components Inc., USA:
Direct Detectors: NASA Space Instrument and Sensing Technology
Technical Bulletins
 
IR Detectors
ARC Direct Detector Technology Progress Report 9/94
Blackbody Radiation Applet
Thermal Radiation Infra Red CO2 bands H2O bands CO bands emission absorption applet
Black-Body Radiation
Thermo Thermodynamics Thermal Science properties steam refrigerants air conditioning java applets
Infrared Radiation From Gases
Thermo Thermodynamics Thermal Science properties steam refrigerants air conditioning java applets
Molectron Detector, Inc. -- P1-70 Radiometric Detectors
GEC-Marconi Infra-Red Ltd.
Marconi - This could be your Finest Hour
Marconi Search Results Page
5752-5756
Edge Detector Demo
MSSL Detector Physics Group
Everett Infrared and Electro-optic Technology - Physics of Detectors
Product List
Marconi Applied Technologies - Welcome - Home
ARC Direct Detector Technology Progress Report 9/94
 
Transition Edge Microbolometers
High-Tc bolometer development
High-Tc bolometer development
High-Tc Bolometer for far-infrared detection
Fast, Sensitive Pyroelectric Infrared Detectors
SensArray Products Page
Welcome to Brimrose
Welcome to Molectron Detector, Inc. -- Laser Probes, Laser Power Meters, Laser Energy Meters, and Laser Measurement Solutions
Winston Cone
Ray Tracing of VERITAS Winston Cone Plate at BU
Pyroelectric Product List
Everett Infrared and Electro-optic Technology - Preamplifiers
Cal Sensors infrared detectors, lead sulfide detectors, lead selenide detectors, thermopile detectors, infrared emitters, Cal-Source, arrays, ir
 
Laser components, optics and electro-optical systems spanning the ultraviolet (UV) to far infrared (IR): Laser Components Inc., USA:
Direct Detectors: NASA Space Instrument and Sensing Technology
Technical Bulletins
Det Terms
IR Detectors
BB Radiation
IR Absorption
EOI Home Page
IR Detectors

Optical Engineering

 

http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Barclay_Tullis/links.html

TechExpo
Laser Focus (good links & other magazine links)
OSA Link List
Optics Links
Some Optics WWW Sites
Optics Org
Optics and Photonics Information, Planet Earth
Optical Science and Engineering (Resources and Links)
European Optical Society
Optical Society of America (with great optics news and links)
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
E-Tech Optics Links (Wow!!) (Jointly sponsored by OSA and publisher of Photonics Spectra)
SPIE
IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
U Mass, EE (see CEMOS and Courses in Diffractive Optics)
Optical Computing at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh
Optomechanics for Free Space Optical Systems
National Academy of Science's Committee on Optical Science and Engineering (COSE)
Stanford University's US-Japan Technology Management Center (see public seminars on optoelectronics)
Optics and Radiometry at CSIRO in Austrailia
Micro-optics and Diffraction Modeling (Light Pipes)
Optics Software (FTP Site at University of Central Florida)
Color Engineering/Science (lots of links on this subject)
Color Publishing
Non-Imaging Illumination (Prof. Roland Winston)
Geometry-Driven Diffusion
Light.Net
Focus Software Inc. (ZEEMAX, Opticad, etc.)
Breault Research Organization, Inc. (ASAP)
Software Spectra Inc.
MM Research, Inc. (makers of DIFFRACT simulation software)

 

updated jre 14 april 2000