Photodetectors

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

Photodiode provides 331 mm² of active area.

December 23, 2014

Housed in windowless ceramic package with 22.05 x 15.85 mm rectangular active area, Model SXUV300C detects energy from extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of 1–1,000 nm. Device offers sizeable surface for reflective scatter measurements of high-powered UV lasers, and provides stable responsivity even after prolonged exposure to high-powered UV radiation. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

Automotive-Grade PIN Photodiodes have 7.5 mm² sensitive area.

December 19, 2014

High-speed silicon PIN photodiodes VEMD5010X01 and VEMD5110X01 come in top-view, SMT packages measuring 5 x 4 x 0.9 mm. For detection of visible and NIR radiation, VEMD5010X01's free cavity is filled with clear epoxy for 430–1,100 nm sensitivity range. For 790–1,050 nm IR applications, VEMD5110X01 utilizes black daylight filtering epoxy and is matched with 850–940 nm IR emitters. Both are AEC-Q101-qualified devices with reverse light current of 48 µA and dark current of 2 nA. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices

Responsivity-Optimized Photodiode features 331 mm² active area.

December 18, 2014

Able to detect energy from extreme UV wavelengths of 1–1,000 nm, SXUV300C features 22.05 x 15.85 mm active area. This offers sizable surface for reflective scatter measurements of high-powered UV lasers. Providing stable responsivity even after prolonged exposure to high-powered UV radiation, product comes in windowless package that enables responsivity to 1 nm and is suited for use in new or existing, high-powered UV laser-monitoring systems. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photodiode offers 5 mm² active area in quadrant configuration.

November 25, 2014

Resistant to radiation damage from UV lasers, SXUVPS4 multi-element detector can withstand 4 days of exposure to 10 eV 1016 photons/cm² without degradation in responsivity. Photodiodes, supplied in TO-5 package that facilitates integration into new or existing systems, provide 0.125–0.02 A/W over 10–200 nm wavelength range. Circular detection surface is optimized for precise alignment of lasers with 4 elements, each offering 1.25 mm² active area. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

White Solar Modules can blend into building's appearance.

November 4, 2014

White solar modules combines solar cell technology, which converts IR solar light into electricity, and selective scattering filter, which scatters entire visible spectrum while transmitting IR light. Modules employing this technology have no visible cells or connections. Technology can be applied on top of existing module or integrated into new module during assembly on flat or curved surfaces. Consumer goods applications are also possible.
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Optics & Photonics, Green & Clean

Solar Module features glass-on-glass cell encapsulation.

October 28, 2014

Diamond module (double module) utilizes heat-strengthened glass and is PID (Potential Induced Degradation) free with anti-PID cells and encapsulated material. With no metal module frame, grounding is not required. Design withstands humid, elevated temperature, sandstorm, and UV conditions and also exhibits resistance to salt corrosion. Rated for 1,500 V systems, module exhibits power degradation of 2.5% in first year and 0.5% each year afterwards. Output at 25th year is maintained at 85%. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Phototransistor is capable of high-temperature operation.

October 16, 2014

Available in half-pitch, mini-flat, 4-pin package, Fairchild OptoHiT™ Series model FODM8801 operates up to 125°C. Optocoupler consists of AIGaAs IR LED optically coupled to phototransistor. While primarily suited for DC-DC converters, product serves such typical applications as ground-loop isolation, signal-noise isolation, communications (adapters, chargers), consumer appliances and STBs, and industrial power supplies, motor control, and programmable logic control. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Photodiode features 5 mm circular active area.

October 3, 2014

Suitable for extreme UV detection covering 1–200 nm, Model SXUV20HS1 dissipates optical energy of high-powered UV lasers without typical measurement degradation that occurs with prolonged exposure to UV. Unit features 19.7 mm² sensitive area, 5 micron grid lines, and 100 micron pitch, as well as 5 MΩ shunt resistance and capacitance from 200–800 pF. With reverse breakdown voltage at 160 V and max rise time of 2 ns, photodiode is suited for photolithography applications. Read More