Pyroelectric detectors are infrared detectors that react to temperature changes of the crystal caused by the absorption of radiation.
In most cases this pertains to heat radiation but these detectors also react to visible light and even THz radiation.
Typical applications include spectrometers, NDIR gas analysis, medical technology, and security technology.
Laser Components Pyro Group, Inc.
Since July 2014 a production site for pyroelectric detectors is part of the Laser Components Group: LASER COMPONENTS Pyro Group, Inc. was formed through the acquisition of Microwatt Applications, LLC and has its research and production facilities in Stuart, Florida.
DLaTGS–based Pyroelectric Detectors
For many years, Microwatt Applications, LLC has been manufacturing DLaTGS-based pyroelectric detectors which makes the company part of a very exclusive circle of manufacturers.
Managing director Alan Doctor is a pioneer of this technology. For decades he has been successfully developing concepts to reduce microphony in pyroelectric detectors and for current operation with integrated operational amplifier. Since 2005 these concepts are available on the market and have significantly contributed to a global market growth.
With the LASER COMPONENTS Pyro Group the LC Group has opened a new chapter in its comprehensive IR activities that go back as far as 1982.
Alan Doctor has over 40 years experience in the IR detector marketplace. The holder of 10 patents and many publications in the IR detector field he has also served as the General Manager, Director of Engineering, Product Manager and Director for Business Development in many high technology Electro Optical business. Prior to forming MWA (DBA) in 2002 he was the Product Manager for the Goodrich Commercial Detector operation. This experience gives him a unique understanding of the technology and the market place.