OLCHING, Germany, Dec. 11, 2014 — New pyroelectric detectors from Laser Components have a wide spectral sensitivity range from UV to terahertz wavelengths, limited by the detector window used. The detectors are based on deuterated and L-alanine-doped triglycine sulfate (DLaTGS), whose detectivity is typically 2.5 to 5 times higher than in LiTaO3 detectors, even at high frequencies. The LCDT-5000 series is for users who would like to combine the detector with their own electronics. The LCTDT-5100 series is designed for applications in the range of 10 to 100 Hz. The LCDT-5500 has a low-noise junction gate field-effect transistor (JFET) and is designed for Fourier transform IR spectroscopy applications. All detectors possess thinned-out elements and optionally feature an absorbing black coating with a low thermal mass that offers a wide spectral response and high speed.