The Heart of Gas Sensors: Novel IR Detectors for Gas Analysis

Jun 27, 2024
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VIGO Photonics
About This Webinar
The atmosphere is a single global system, and in the modern world, it is important to know exactly which gases are being emitted to fully understand humanity’s influence on this vital resource. Hence the need for gas sensors to fulfill all the roles in emission management. This webinar covers the heart of gas sensors: IR detectors.

Jedrzej Mijas of VIGO Photonics discusses optical gas analysis in MIR as the most efficient gas analysis field, with special emphasis on choosing the proper IR detector for each gas sensing technique. As the most important gaseous species to detect are methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), nitrous oxides (NOx), and sulphur oxides (SOx), techniques for accurate detection of these substances in various applications are the core of this presentation. He also addresses the pros and cons of various techniques, especially nondispersive infrared (NDIR), tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). Next, he touches on the novel IR detectors manufactured by VIGO for gas analysis, showcasing the specific features that make them the best fit for gas analysis. Finally, he describes both high-end mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detectors tailored for gas analysis, as well as cost-effective and RoHS-compliant III-V superlattice detectors. Attendees will benefit by obtaining a clear image of IR gas analysis and will be more confident in the choice of detector for the job.

Who should attend:
Researchers and engineers who are interested in the development of gas sensors. Professionals in need of accurate gas analysis and scientists and developers who are interested in learning about the uses of IR detectors. Anyone working with gas sensing in industries such as aerospace, agriculture, biophotonics, defense, environmental, and medical.

About the presenter:
Jedrzej Mijas has been working at VIGO Photonics as an application engineer since 2020, specializing in spectroscopy and gas sensing applications. During his studies at the University of Warsaw, where he earned a Master of Science degree, he gained broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience in IR optics. His expertise gained in academia was confirmed by his construction of a TDLAS system for trace ethane detection in human breath for his master's thesis.


About VIGO Photonics:
VIGO Photonics is a European manufacturer of semiconducting materials and instruments for photonics and microelectronics, specializing in MIR and LWIR detectors and modules, produced with the use of internally developed technology. VIGO Photonics has a complete front-end and back-end production line for semiconductor high-capacity instruments, from epitaxy of II-IV and III-V groups, through detector chips, lasers, and their assembly and integration with electronics.

Research & TechnologySensors & DetectorsOpticsinfraredBiophotonicsenvironment
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