Next Gen Thermoelectric Coolers for Optoelectronics
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Complex manufacturing processes require advanced thermal management solutions to support heat removal and temperature stabilization of optic systems in a wide range of applications. For example, thermoelectric coolers provide superior spot cooling for laser optics and power sources to deliver robust, low-power, and maintenance-free operation.
The OptoTEC™ OTX/HTX series of miniature thermoelectric coolers from Laird Thermal Systems Inc. is designed for high-temperature environments found in telecommunications, industrial, autonomous, and photonics applications.
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Advances in autonomous technologies, such as smart headlights, autonomous systems for collision avoidance, and infotainment systems, require enhanced thermal protection of critical electronics to ensure optimized performance. These emerging intelligent autonomous systems are increasingly complex while decreasing in size and weight. Packing more functionality into smaller footprints has increased the heat flux density and thermal challenges in autonomous systems.
Optoelectronic devices require active cooling to maintain peak performance and long-life operation. The OptoTEC™ OTX/HTX is a miniature high-performance thermoelectric cooler that provides superior temperature stability meeting demands of high temperature optoelectronic applications.
Used to source, detect, and control light, optoelectronics are increasingly important in a wide range of automotive, telecom, and industrial applications. With high beam quality and low energy consumption, optoelectronics offer superior performance at a low cost. Due to the potentially high-temperature environments in which these optoelectronic components operate, active thermoelectric coolers are used for temperature stabilization to ensure maximum performance and long-life operation.
Infrared Range (IR) sensors are used in a variety of applications, including temperature sensing, video surveillance and motion detection. The video surveillance market utilizes infrared sensing technology for motion-based detection to improve facility security at night. Thermal cameras utilizing IR technology help airport staff quickly screen passengers to detect fever. Most recently, infrared range sensors are used to detect people’s body temperatures as a security and safety measure in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.