Amplifiers are used to amplify the energy output of photodetectors as well as convert their electrical signal for a number of illumination measurement or spectroscopy applications. Amplifiers are digital systems that amplify the low electrical current transmitted by photodetectors to easily detectable levels. Amplifiers also convert photodetectors' electrical current into voltage so that their signal may be read by other digital devices. Amplifiers are indispensable for nearly any light measurement applications by greatly increasing the usability of a detector system.
Detectors are used to measure the illumination of a light source for a number of optical or spectrometry applications. Detectors consist of arrays of photodiodes or photodetectors that transmit electrical current when excited by collision from photons. Detectors enable the measurement of important light characteristics that are not conveniently acquired in other ways. A selection of photodiodes is also available with linked amplifier capabilities for easier, more precise measurement capacities.Detectors
Edmund Optics® (EO) offers a variety of design services in order to meet the specialized needs of our customers. We excel at designing optical and optomechanical systems from components to assemblies and from direct view to imaging to laser optics, spanning from the UV to IR. Our design engineers are well versed in tolerancing and complex optical and mechanical analysis.
General Purpose Integrating Sphere Systems are designed to spatially integrate radiant flux in order to measure optical radiation. The spheres can be coupled with a sensor to create radiometers, photometers, or spectroradiometers in order to measure the total geometric flux emanating from a light source or the flux density of an illuminated area. Additionally, these sphere systems can be used to measure the output of high power lasers and laser diodes or to measure the reflectance and transmittance of materials.
Light Meters are used to measure the light output of an illumination source for a number of optical applications. Light Meters are measurement devices that feature photodiodes to determine the level of light transmitted from a source. Light Meters possess simple, easy to read screens upon which measurements are displayed in one or more photometric units. Most Light Meters possess traceable NIST certification for proof of accuracy.