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Detectors for High Irradiance Light Sources 

High power irradiances light sources are in use for several applications
  • Solar Simulators
  • High speed Imaging
  • Environmental Simulation
  • UV Curing

Irradiance and Irradiance Dose Quantification 

As a light source ages its light output changes so in a critical process the source irradiance and energy needs to be quantified to ensure a constant incident irradiation over the entire lamp operating time.

Selection of Spectral Ranges from 250 nm to 400 nm 

The effective radiation in a UV process typically falls within a narrow wavelength range within the lamp’s total emission spectrum. Therefore optical bandpass filters are used to limit the detector‘s sensitivity to that narrow spectral range of interest. 

UV-Energy and Heat Resistant Detector Design 

High energy UV radiation places special demands on the radiometers used to measure these high power sources. Conventional UV irradiance detectors exhibit drift and instability over time and use. Gigahertz-Optik has developed a detector design based on an integrating element called RADIN that is able to withstand these high temperatures and high UV radiation. The RADIN element is exposed to the UV signal while the active detector is capsulized outside of the irradiated zone and coupled to the RADIN input optic by fiber light guide.

RCH-0xx Series Detectors with Flexible Light Guide 

The RCH-0 detectors are equipped with a 50 cm / 20 inch long flexible light guide between the RADIN element and the photodiode/filter capsule. The flexible light guide allows the sensor element to be placed remotely. The rigid light guide version is recommended for all applications where bending of the light guide is not required to get the RADIN element into position for measurement. 

RCH-1xx Series Detectors with Rigid Light Guide 

The RCH-1 detectors are supplied with a 22 cm / 8.7 inch long rigid light guide between the RADIN element and the photodiode/filter capsule. 

Traceable Calibrations 

Calibration of irradiance in W/cm² and W/m² is performed at Gigahertz-Optik’s Calibration Laboratory for Optical Radiation Quantities.

Optical radiation is spectrally defined as covering from UV-C to far infrared. In UV Curing applications only the high energy radiation in the UV-C to BLUE range is initialization the polymerization. UV Curing detectors should only detect UV within the specified wavelength range of the irradiation source.
Conventional UV detectors are built with a diffuser, UV bandpass filter and photodiode which are directly irradiated by the high intensity ultraviolet and heat radiation which can reduce life time and cause damage and temperature drift. Gigahertz-Optik’s RCH series UV detectors are built with a low profile housing and UV and temperature stable Radiation Integrator. The photodiode and UV bandpass filters are located outside the critical hot zone coupled to the RADIN diffuser by a flexible or rigid light guide.
RCH-0 Head with Flexible Light Guide
Product
spectral responsivity

RCH Functions3

Input optics

9 mm, diffuser

Dimensions

Measurement head:

Height: 8 mm / Diameter: 37 mm

Detector element:

Length: 65 mm / Diameter: 15 mm

Light Guide

Flexible: 50 cm / 20 inch

typical responsivity

UVA BLUE (320 - 460) nm: tbc. A/(mW/cm²)

max. Irradiance

40 W/cm²

Max. signal current

100 µA

Miscellaneous
temperature range

up to + 100 °C

Cable Length

50 cm

Connector

-1,-2 or -4

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Datasheet RCH-005 PDF
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