The purpose of this paper is to study the spectral sensitivity characteristics of new pyroelectric sensor based on tetraaminodiphenyl film within the wavelength range of 0.4-10 µm and 300-3,000 µm.
Mylar film with the thickness of about 70 µm was used as the input window. The MDR-41 monochromator-based spectrometric complex and the quasi-optical spectrometer with the set of backward-wave oscillators were used for measurements of the pyrodetector spectral characteristics within the 0.4-10 µm and 300-3,000 µm ranges, respectively.
Mylar was found to have absorption lines within the range of 0.4-10 µm, which must be taken into account when broadband detectors developing. The noise equivalent power in the visible and infrared ranges was less than 6 × 10–10 W/Hz1/2, which is about five times lower than for analogue ones. In the sub-THz range, the pyrodetector sensitivity is 2-8 times higher than the Golay cell. The sensitivity of such pyrodetector weakly depends on the wavelength in the total measured range.
The pyroelectric sensor has good prospects for use in super wide spectral range, from ultraviolet to millimeter radiation, in spectrometers for scientific research, in industry for the operational control of THz radiation sources, as well as in security THz-systems.
The spectral sensitivity characteristics of the pyroelectric photosensor based on TADPh in the visible, infrared and terahertz ranges were measured. The prospects for the use of such sensors were determined.
We would like to thank A.V. Glukhov and V.A. Ryzhov for their fabricating the detectors protopypes.
Funding: The research was supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation under Grant AAAA-A17-117050410068–7 and by the Tomsk State University competitiveness improvement program NU 8.2.08.2018.
Paulish, A.G., Gusachenko, A.V., Morozov, A.O., Golyashov, V.A., Dorozhkin, K.V. and Suslyaev, V.I. (2020), "Sensitivity of the tetraaminodiphenyl based pyroelectric sensor from visible to sub-THz range", Sensor Review, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 291-296. https://doi.org/10.1108/SR-03-2020-0047Download as .RIS
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