Pireplus high output infrared emitter

Laser Components has begun distributing the Pireplus high output infrared emitter manufactured by Cal Sensors. The device features integrated drive electronics, and offers an output of 0.04W/cm2 at pulse rates of up to 180Hz at 50 per cent modulation depth. The emitter is packaged in a TO-5 with a 14-pin integrated circuit IC housing the drive electronics.

The components of the Pireplus have been designed as a system to provide maximum output over a range of pulse frequencies. Additionally, the Pire emitter (SPF220-5M2) has been designed to optimise both heat-up and cool-down performance of the filament. The associated drive electronics are matched to the emitter to provide the optimum drive waveform over a range of frequencies and ensure peak output temperatures at all frequencies.