Amplified MCT™

Mid-IR Pulsed Laser Detector: Room-Temperature Operation

The Amplified MCT Detector is a natural fit with DRS Daylight’s pulsed mid-IR lasers and gives you 245° K performance and sub-3 ns rise time without external cooling. It packs a fully integrated receiver with embedded IR detector, low-noise amplifier, and temperature controller into one compact package.


Features & Benefits:

  • Broad mid-IR spectral response of 4-12 µm
  • High sensitivity, with D* > 2.5 x 109 cm.Hz½/W
  • Active area of 1 mm x 1 mm
  • Wide 78° Field of View
  • Room-temperature operation, with a two-stage TEC for cooling to 245° K
  • AC-coupled photoconductive configuration ideal for pulsed laser detection


  • Standoff detection
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Biomedical diagnostics
  • Laser source monitoring and calibration



Product Specifications

Detector Material HgCdTe
Spectral Response 4—12 um
D* >2.5 E+9 cm Hz1/2/W
Active Detector Area 1 mm x 1 mm
Fast Response < 3 ns rise time
RF Output SMA Connector
Responsivity >2,500 V/W
Power Supplies +15 VDC, +5 VDC
Power Consumption < 3 Watts
Dimensions 7.6 x 4.4 x 4.8 cm



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High-temperature Performance, No External Cooling

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