The automatic comparison between set value and sensed intensity eliminates the influence of non-linearity, ageing and temperature drift. Furthermore, it allows the direct calibration of the light source in units of intensity (W/m²).
The CIMPS package consists of several components, working together in a plug & play application, including software and an overall calibration of the system. An electrochemical workstation IM6 or Zennium acts as a frequency response analyser and as a support unit (potentiostat / galvanostat) for the cell under test. The IM-series workstations are renowned for their high precision, ease of use and comprehensive software. A slave potentiostat, driven by the IM6/Zennium system, controls amplitude and modulation of the light source over a wide range of frequencies.
An optical bench carries the housing of the light source with the integrated photo-amplifier and the slide with the photo-electrochemical cell (PECC-1 and PECC-2). A photodiode sensor is mounted near the site of the cell’s light inlet, adjustable in height and angle. Depending on the application, you can chose from different types of light sources.