SBOS681C July 2014 – November 2017 OPT3001
As with any optical product, special care must be taken into consideration when handling the OPT3001. Although the OPT3001 has low sensitivity to dust and scratches, proper optical device handling procedures are still recommended.
The optical surface of the device must be kept clean for optimal performance in both prototyping with the device and mass production manufacturing procedures. Tweezers with plastic or rubber contact surfaces are recommended to avoid scratches on the optical surface. Avoid manipulation with metal tools when possible. The optical surface must be kept clean of fingerprints, dust, and other optical-inhibiting contaminants.
If the device optical surface requires cleaning, the use of de-ionized water or isopropyl alcohol is recommended. A few gentle brushes with a soft swab are appropriate. Avoid potentially abrasive cleaning and manipulating tools and excessive force that can scratch the optical surface.
If the OPT3001 performs less than optimally, inspect the optical surface for dirt, scratches, or other optical artifacts.