Room-temperature mid-IR pulsed laser detector with amplified MCT™

The Amplified MCT Detector perfectly complements DRS Daylight’s pulsed mid-IR lasers, delivering a 245° K operational temperature and a rise time of less than 3 nanoseconds, all without requiring external cooling.

This compact unit includes an integrated receiver, embedded IR detector, low-noise amplifier, and a temperature controller, all combined into one streamlined package.


Features and benefits

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


  • Laser source monitoring and calibration
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Biomedical diagnostics
  • Standoff detection
  • Remote sensing

Product specifications

Source: Daylight Solutions Inc

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Detector Material HgCdTe
Spectral Response 4—12 um
D* >2.5 E+9 cm Hz1/2/W
Active Detector Area 1 mm x 1 mm
Fast Response < 3 ns rise time
RF Output SMA Connector
Responsivity >2,500 V/W
Power Supplies +15 VDC, +5 VDC
Power Consumption < 3 Watts
Dimensions 7.6 x 4.4 x 4.8 cm

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