- Jan 1, 1970
This is a newbie question so have at it. Is it possible to use a OPT101 photodiode w/ amplifier in a "simple" optical setup as a low cost pyrometer? This would not be for general use but a specialized application and I would do calibration for a specific material at a specific distance and a rangeof temperatures. By calibration I mean comparison with a thermocouple embedded in the material (temp range of ~600-1000 C). I don't have much experience in analog electronics so I would like to know how hard it would be toset this up and what to look out for. I should also mention I have an oldpyrometer housing with intact optics and a dichroic beam splitter which allows visible wavelengths to pass for sighting but IR reflected into a sensor (missing). Let me know if I am getting in over my head.