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MCT™: Enhanced Mid-IR Pulsed Laser Detector

The Amplified MCT Detector is ideally suited for use with DRS Daylight’s pulsed mid-IR lasers, providing 245° K performance and a sub-3 nanosecond rise time without the need for external cooling.

This compact device includes a fully integrated receiver, an embedded IR detector, a low-noise amplifier, and a temperature controller, all in one package.


Features and Benefits

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


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

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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