HORIBA offers a comprehensive array of single point detectors for a wide variety of applications in spectroscopy and biomedical research. These are complete detectors including housings, power supplies and facility for cooling if necessary. Available on a stand-alone basis, or in conjunction with our monochromators and spectrographs these detectors allow you to configure a custom solution for your unique requirements. Many of our spectrographs have dual exit ports allowing you to have both a point detector for ultimate resolution and a multi-channel imaging spectrograph for high speed spectral acquisitions. HORIBA offers more choices and better specifications to ensure you can select the best components for your needs.

Photomultiplier Detectors

Photomultiplier Detectors

Detector Material

Wavelength Range (nm)

Active Area, mm

Dark Current  (nA)

Cooling

Chopper & Lock-In or Modulated Source

PMT-928SC
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Multialkali Photocathode

185 to 900

8 x 24

3

RT or TE

Not Required

955
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Multialkali Photocathode

160 to 900

8 x 24

3

RT or TE

Not Required

1527
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Bialkali Photocathode

185 to 650

8 x 24

0.1

RT or TE

Not Required

2658
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InGaAs Photocathode

185 to 1010

3 x 12

1

TE

Not Required

1 Dual detectors consist of a silicon detector on top of a NIR detector, where the Silicon transmits wavelengths above 1 μm
RT = Room Temperature
TE = Thermoelectric cooling
LN2 = Liquid nitrogen cooling

Solid State Detectors

Solid State Detectors 

Detector Material

Wavelength Range (μm)

Active Area, mm

Sensitivity   (D*)

Cooling

Chopper & Lock-In or Modulated Source

DSS-S025A
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Silicon (Si)

0.20 to 1.10

2.5 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14

RT

Not Required

DSS-S025T
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Silicon (Si)

0.20 to 1.00

2.5 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14

TE

Not Required

DSS-IGA020A
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Indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)

0.80 to 1.70

2 mm Ǿ

3.54E+13

RT

Not Required

DSS-IGA020T
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Indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)

0.80 to 1.65

2 mm Ǿ

1.18E+14

TE

Not Required

DSS-IGA020L
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Indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)

0.80 to 1.55

2 mm Ǿ

1.77E+15

LN2

Not Required

DSS-IGA(1-9)010T
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InGaAs Extended

1.00 to 2.05

1 mm Ǿ

8.86E+12

TE

Recommended

DSS-IGA(1-9)010L
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InGaAs Extended

1.00 to 1.90

1 mm Ǿ

4.43E+13

LN2

Recommended

DSS-IGA(2-2)010T
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InGaAs Extended

1.20 to 2.40

1 mm Ǿ

1.77E+12

TE

Recommended

DSS-IGA(2-2)010L
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InGaAs Extended

1.30 to 2.20

1 mm Ǿ

8.86E+12

LN2

Recommended

DSS-G020A
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Germanium (Ge)

0.80 to 1.80

2 mm Ǿ

3.94E+12

RT

Not Required

DSS-G020T
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Germanium (Ge)

0.80 to 1.60

2 mm Ǿ

3.54E+13

TE

Not Required

DSS-G020L
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Germanium (Ge)

0.80 to 1.50

2 mm Ǿ

7.09E+14

LN2

Not Required

DSS-PS020A
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Lead sulfide (PbS)

1.00 to 2.80

2 x 2

1.00E+12

RT

Required

DSS-PS020T
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Lead sulfide (PbS)

1.00 to 2.80

2 x 2

6.67E+12

TE

Required

DSS-IA020A
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Indium arsenide (InAs)

1.00 to 3.50

2 mm Ǿ

8.86E+09

RT

Recommended

DSS-IA020T
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Indium arsenide (InAs)

1.00 to 3.40

2 mm Ǿ

1.77E+11

TE

Recommended

DSS-PSE020A
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Lead selenide (PbSe)

1.00 to 4.50

2 x 2

2.00E+10

RT

Required

DSS-PSE020T
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Lead selenide (PbSe)

1.00 to 4.50

2 x 2

1.00E+11

TE

Required

MCT(5)020T
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Mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe)

1.00 to 5.00

2 x 2

1.00E+11

TE

Required

DSS-IS020L
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Indium antimonide (InSb)

1.00 to 5.40

2 mm Ǿ 

1.20E+11

LN2

Recommended

DSS-MCT(14)-LN
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Mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe)

2.00 to 14.00

2 x 2

4.00E+11

LN2

Required

DSS-MCT(20)-LN
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Mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe)

2.00 to 20.0

2 x 2

6.67E+10

LN2

Required

1 Dual detectors consist of a silicon detector on top of a NIR detector, where the Silicon transmits wavelengths above 1 μm
RT = Room Temperature
TE = Thermoelectric cooling
LN2 = Liquid nitrogen cooling

Pyroelectric Detector

Pyroelectric Detector  

Detector Material

Wavelength Range (μm)

Active Area, mm

Sensitivity   (D*)

Cooling

Chopper & Lock-In or Modulated Source

DSS-LT020A
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Lithium tantalate (LiTaO3)

2.00 to 16.00

2 mm Ǿ

1.77E+09

RT

Required

1 Dual detectors consist of a silicon detector on top of a NIR detector, where the Silicon transmits wavelengths above 1 μm
RT = Room Temperature
TE = Thermoelectric cooling
LN2 = Liquid nitrogen cooling

Solid State Dual Detectors1

Solid State Dual Detectors1

Detector Material

Wavelength Range (μm)

Active Area, mm

Sensitivity   (D*) Si / IR Material

Cooling

Chopper & Lock-In or Modulated Source

DSS-SG020A
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Si over Ge

0.20 to 1.80

2 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14/2.36E+12

RT

Recommended

DSS-SG020T
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Si over Ge

0.20 to 1.60

2 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14/2.13E+13

TE

Recommended

DSS-SIGA020A
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Si over InGaAs

0.20 to 1.70

2 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14/2.13E+13

RT

Recommended

DSS-SIGA020T
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Si over InGaAs

0.20 to 1.65

2 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14/7.09E+13

TE

Recommended

DSS-SIA020A
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Si over InAs

0.20 to 3.50

2 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14/5.32E+9

RT

Recommended

DSS-SIA020T
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Si over InAs

0.20 to 3.40

2 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14/1.06E+11

TE

Required

DSS-SPS020A
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Si over PbS

0.20 to 2.80

2 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14/6.00E+11

RT

Required

DSS-SPS020T
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Si over PbS

0.20 to 2.80

2 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14/4.00E+12

TE

Required

DSS-SPSE020A
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Si over PbSe

0.20 to 4.50

2 mm Ǿ

1.48E+14/1.20E+10

RT

Required

DSS-SPSE020T
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Si over PbSe

0.20 to 4.50

2 mm Ǿ

2.22E+14/6.00E+10

TE

Required

1 Dual detectors consist of a silicon detector on top of a NIR detector, where the Silicon transmits wavelengths above 1 μm
RT = Room Temperature
TE = Thermoelectric cooling
LN2 = Liquid nitrogen cooling

   

Detectors from 200 nm to 20 µm

Detectors from 200 nm to 20 µm

Single Point Detectors Spectral Response

Single Point Detectors Spectral Response

PMT Housings

A variety of ambient and cooled PMT housings are available for both stand-alone use and for efficient optical coupling with HORIBA spectrometers.

Housing

Application

Integrated
High Voltage

Cooling

1424M(S)
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Spectrometer coupling

No

Ambient

DPM-HVH(G)
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Spectrometer coupling

Yes

Ambient

OB-3004
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Stand-alone

Yes

Ambient

1912F(G)-H
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Spectrometer coupling

No

TE water cooling
ΔT >40°C

OB-3001
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Spectrometer coupling

No

TE air cooling
-20°C

 

 

DSS Detector Couplers

Various optical couplers are available for collection of signal from HORIBA spectrometers to DSS solid state detectors. Dual detector housings enable mounting of up to 4 detectors on a single HORIBA spectrometer with two exit ports!

Coupler

Detector Compatibility

Chopper or Filter Wheel

1427C(-AU)
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Single DSS Detector
(ambient, TE, LN2)

N/A

J23075610
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Single DSS Detector (ambient, TE, LN2)

Chopper

J23075620
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Single DSS Detector (ambient, TE, LN2)

Filter Wheel

J23075630
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Single DSS Detector (ambient, TE, LN2)

Chopper
Filter Wheel

J23078370
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Two DSS Detectors (ambient, TE, LN2)

N/A

J23079050
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PMT or DSS Detector (ambient, TE) and
DSS Detector (ambient, TE, LN2)

N/A

 

 

Primary Applications

HORIBA Single point detectors are typically used in conjunction with HORIBA spectrometers and monochromators and a variety of compatible electro-optical components and software to build custom spectroscopy solutions.

Material Characterization

Material Characterization

Characterization of photoresponsive materials, specifically those used in detector manufacturing, requires comparison between the novel material’s response to incident light with a known reference. HORIBA Scientific’s large catalog of available monochromators, adapters, and solid state detectors may be used in conjunction with an integrating sphere to characterize materials over a broad wavelength range from the UV to mid-IR. With the option for mounting multiple detectors simultaneously, there is no need to interchange reference detectors on the integrating sphere. In addition, integrated chopper and filter wheel adapters allow for both modulation of incoming light and separation of higher diffraction orders in a single package.

Absorption / Transmission / Reflectance

Absorption / Transmission / Reflectance Schematic

Absorption, Transmission, and Reflectance spectroscopy techniques are commonly used for determining the properties of materials. The modularity of an HORIBA Scientific spectroscopy system outperforms a traditional UV-VIS spectrophotometer by allowing you to expand your experiment capabilities. The interchangeable automated dual grating turret coupled with our motorized order sorting filter wheel, dual exit ports of the microHR, and a wide variety of light sources and detectors give the flexibility needed to cover all wavelength ranges from 180 nm to 20 microns.

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Fluorescence

Fluorescence Schema

With HORIBA Scientific spectroscopy components, you can design a custom fluorometer using iHR spectrometers as the excitation and emission spectrometers with a choice of excitation sources, sample compartments and detectors from our full line of products and accessories. Complete system control is available through our SynerJY® software. HORIBA Scientific’s specialized Fluorescence Division offers a full line of dedicated, fully characterized spectrofluorometers and both time domain and frequency domain fluorescence lifetime instruments, featuring the world’s most sensitive instruments for research and analytical environments.

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Photoluminescence (PL)

Photoluminescence (PL) Schematic

Photoluminescence is a simple yet powerful technique for characterizing semiconductor materials. An iHR550 equipped with a cooled CCD detector for the range of 400-1000 nm, and a cooled InGaAs detector for the 800-1600 nm range, is an excellent general purpose photoluminescence measurement system. Separate optical configurations can be designed for room temperature PL and low-temperature PL using the same iHR spectrometer. iHR spectrometers provide the flexibility to change experiments and optical configurations to meet your needs.

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Plasma / Emission Analysis

Plasma / Emission Analysis Schematic

Simultaneous recording of spectra at multiple locations in a plasma can provide critical information about spatially varying phenomena. A fiber with multiple inputs can collect light from different points in the plasma and arrange the signals into a line of points at the entrance slit of the spectrograph. Taking advantage of the high resolution of a 1250M monochromator and high sensitivity of the liquid nitrogen cooled Symphony II CCD system, the spatially separated data is collected uniquely on the CCD and represents independent optical emission spectra from different fiber collection points.

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Applications Notes

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Spectroscopy Tutorial

Learn more about key parameters of a spectrograph/monochromator

The Optics of Spectroscopy
A Tutorial by J.M. Lerner and A. Thevenon