OptoTEC™ OTX/HTX Series

Industry TECH DAYS Virtual Conference

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. 

Advanced Thermoelectric Cooling for Optoelectronics

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.

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OptoTEC™ OTX/HTX Series Test Protocol

The OptoTEC Series is a high-performance, miniature thermoelectric cooler that utilizes next-generation thermoelectric materials to boost cooling performance over standard product offerings. Process controls have been enhanced to assure repeatability and long-life operation in temperature stabilization applications for optoelectronics used within telecom and industrial laser markets.

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Advanced Thermoelectric Cooling for Optoelectronics


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.

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Infrared Range Sensors

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. 

Laser Diodes

With the ability to convert electrical current into high-intensity light, laser diodes enable many applications including data transmission at very far distances in modern fiber-optic communication systems. Within industrial processing, laser diodes are bundled together to form a high-power laser that can cut thru materials. Laser diodes are also used in light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology used, for example, to map the area surrounding an autonomous vehicle.

Cooling for Digital Light Processors

Digital Light Processors make use of millions of micromirrors to produce vibrant, high-resolution images on a screen. The tiny micromirrors are placed on a semiconductor chip, known as a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD). This technology can be found in several industries ranging from Head-up displays and Smart headlights in the automotive market, Smartphones and other display and projection applications to advanced light control in 3D printing.

Peltier Cooling for Digital Light Processors


Digital light processors employ a laser light source and millions of tiny mirrors to produce vibrant, high-resolution images for a wide variety of industries and applications. It is critical to maintain an optimum operating temperature during use to prevent degradation of the digital light processing technology. Active cooling solutions utilizing thermoelectric coolers can provide digital light processors thermal management in a wide range of high temperature applications. 

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