The dark current of any photodetector depends on the detector temperature. Cooling electronics help to account for these effects.
Furthermore, the sensitivity of the cut-off wavelength changes the semiconductor bandwidth and shifts with temperature. A detector array with an integrated thermoelectric cooler requires a heat sink for good heat transfer away from the chip area. tec5 offers a couple general purpose cooling control boards.
Cooling Controller: DZA-S7031-tc
A special cooling board integrated with the preamplifier for use with the Zeiss MCS CCD series or the S7031 sensor chip
- Add-on to the CCD preamplifer
- Integrated power safety shut-off
- +12 VDC operation