Details are presented for the construction of photodiode array (PDA) measurement systems from commercial components. The PDA systems described include the Hamamatsu S2304-1024Q, a Reticon 1024S using the RC1000 and RC1001 circuit boards, and a Reticon 1024S using the RC1024S circuit board. Detals are presented for computer-controlled clocking and timing circuits, ADC sub-systems, and Peltier cooling sub systems. The measurement characteristics (sensitivity and detection limits) for all arrays are intercompared with the use of analyte emission signals from an inductively coupled plasma.
Keith C. Lepla and Gary Horlick, "Photodiode Array Systems for Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry," Appl. Spectrosc. 43, 1187-1195 (1989)