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PbSe Position Detectors

Photonics.com
May 2011
Cal Sensors Inc. (See Opto Diode Corporation)
 
SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 17, 2011 — Cal Sensors has developed custom lead selenide (PbSe) multichannel infrared position detection technology with sensitivity of 1.5 × 1010 Jones in the 1- to 5-µm wavelength region.

With high sensitivity and fast response times, the PbSe position detectors can quickly identify and track the location of infrared sources. The multichannel format enables the technology to zoom in on hot spots or other infrared emissions, making the infrared position detectors suitable for a wide range of applications, including weapons targeting, security and defense countermeasures, and hot spot detection for fire fighting.

The position sensing detectors are compact, making them suitable for portable or concealed applications where size is a concern.

The company provides expert support to create position detection solutions designed for optimal performance in each application. The detectors can be arranged in a coplanar format or made to face each of the four directions with a slanted orientation to provide both directional and height input for complete 360° analysis across two dimensions. Integrated software provides real-time streaming data on target position relative to detector location.


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