Bentham has supplied many systems for detector responsivity measurements (from 200nm to 30µm). A typical system, configured for both Detector Responsivity and Source Measurements, is described below.
The key features include:-
- Angular and spatial, spectral responsivity of detectors can be measured with focused or collimated illumination
- All mirror optics allow wide wavelength range
- Reference detectors or calibrated light source automatically inserted for calibration.
- Novel optical system allow operator to view detector (via camera image) or source and to see precisely the position of the illuminating spot (focused beam only) or the source area being measured.
- Full software control of goniometer allows fixed point, variable angle or full raster/snake scan.
- Layout allows one monochromator to provide both illumination for detectors and analysis of emitted light.
- Optional double monochromator
- System built on an optical bread board.
- Spot size 50µm to 5mm diameter. Collimated beam 2mm to 30mm diameter
- Software controlled x, y, q stage.
- Open area at focal point allows detector up to 30mm diameter.
Software includes calculation of quantum efficiency.
The optics is used to both produce a focused spot at the surface of the detector and to relay a general view of the detector back to the operator via an eyepiece.
For the measurement, the mirrored aperture at the exit slit of the monochromator forms the object for the image produced at the detector.
For setting up, a floodlight is used to illuminate the detector. Light reflected from the detector is sent "backwards" through the optics to be imaged at the mirrored aperture.
Because the same optical path is used in both directions, the missing section of the image corresponds precisely to the area of the detector illuminated during the measurement.
The operator therefore, has an accurate and unambiguous method for positioning the illuminating spot on the detector area.
During manufacture, the focusing and collimating mirrors are adjusted to give concentric beams at the sample. The setting up facility can thus be used for accurately positioning the collimated beam.
If you would like to know more about our detector responsivity systems, please contact one of our sales offices.