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Technical notes

Read our technical notes to get a better understanding of how to select the right spectrometer for your application.

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Detector selection guide

Overview of the various detector option technology options like CMOS, CCD, InGaAs.

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Optical detection basics

Understand how photo-diodes and diode-arrays work.

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SNR and dynamic range

Learn how signal to noise ratio and dynamic range is defined for a spectrometer

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Noise in detectors

Read about the basic noise sources in photo-detectors

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Subtracting dark spectra

Understand when to subtract dark noise

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The effect of cooling a CCD

Learn about the benefits of cooling a detector

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Quantum efficiency and responsitivity

Understand how quantum efficiency and responsitivity i A/W are related

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What is SPI?

A brief description of the Serial Peripheral Interface for data communication

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Comparison of SONY ILX511B with Hamamatsu S10420

Learn how these two popular detectors compare in terms of performance

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Comparison of SONY ILX511B and Hamamatsu S11639

Learn how these two popular detectors compare in terms of performance

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