General Purpose Photodetectors

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

High-Speed Photo Detectors offer ±35° angle of half sensitivity.

August 13, 2013

Offered with or without daylight blocking filters, AEC-Q101-qualified photo detectors are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free and come in miniature gullwing, reverse gullwing, and side-view packages with wide-view dome lenses. While VEMD2xx3(SL) PIN photodiodes have typ output current of 10 µA and dark current of 1 nA, VEMT2xx3(SL) phototransistors have typ output of 2.7 mA. Typical photo currents are 10 µA for photodiodes and 2.7 mA for phototransistors at 1 mW/cm² and 950 nm. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

IC Coupler drives middle-capacity IGBT or power MOSFET.

February 19, 2013

Housed in SO6 package, Model TLP152 consists of GaAlAs infrared LED optically coupled to high-gain photodetector IC chip. Unit achieves low output current of 2.5 A and contributes to low-power consumption with operating power supply voltage of 10–30 V. With guaranteed minimum creepage and clearance distances of 5 mm and internal insulation thickness of 0.4 mm, Model TLP152 is suited for photovoltaic power micro inverters, digital home appliances, industrial devices, and control devices. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Wand Photodiode Sensors include built-in temperature sensing.

December 19, 2012

Packaged in metal housing with integrated calibration-data storage and automatic OD3 attenuator On/Off position sensor, Series 918D-ST is available with 10 x 10 mm silicon, UV-enhanced silicon, or germanium photodetector. Models 918D-ST-IR,  918D-ST-SL, and 918D-ST-UV operate from 780–1,800 nm, 400–1,100 nm, and 200–1,100 nm, respectively. Supplied with NIST-traced calibration report, sensors are suitable for laser and other optical power measurements where space is limited. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Photo Detect IC consumes 0.1 nA typ at 5.5 V supply.

July 27, 2012

Supplied in 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.3 mm SOT-23-5 package, S-5470 series enables design of light/dark detection switch circuits with zero power consumption (nW class). ICs detect electrical current generated by photodiodes and LEDs when exposed to light without need for amplifiers using low-power CMOS technology. This achieves zero-power consumption (nW class) circuit designs and enables design of shading detection switches based on illumination differences between 2 PV devices. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Wand-Style Photodetectors operate from 200-1,100 nm.

March 15, 2012

Incorporating 10 x 10 mm silicone photodiode, Models 818-ST2 and 818-ST2-UV have slender wand design for detection and measurement in tight spaces. Power levels range from pW to 2 W with built-in calibrated OD3 attenuator. Detachable from BNC connector, calibration module permits interface with power meters. Protective aluminum cases safeguard optics, especially in UV wavelength range, and keep housing and attenuator glue protected from potential high heat damage. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Photodetector delivers optimized fluorescence sensitivity.

February 3, 2012

Suited for capturing faint fluorescence signals and minimizing laser power required to generate detectable signal, FV10MP-BXD-GAP features GaAsP coating on photoelectric surface of non-descanned detector unit that optimizes sensitivity. Noise is minimized via Peltier cooling, and design reduces effects of photobleaching and phototoxicity. System has two conventional multi-alkali PMTs for routine browsing of samples and two GaAsP PMTs for highly sensitive analysis of specific ROIs. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Low-Power Photodetectors have accuracy-enhancing attenuator.

May 6, 2011

Series 818 photodetectors are available with attenuator design, based on optic and clear aperture of 918D series detectors, that features 10 mm clear aperture to help user accurately align detector to input optical beam. Window also helps avoid detector overfilling, while clearly visible cross hair on housing assists coarse alignment of beam. With calibrated levels from pW to 2 W, detectors operate from 200-1,800 nm and feature matching patented, removable OD3 attenuators. Read More

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

Photodiode Detector provides 1 ns response time.

November 16, 2010

Designed to measure temporal pulse shape of lasers or other light sources, FPS-1 Fast Photodetector consists of photodiode sensor that handles wavelengths from 190-1,100 nm. Unit's 50 W load measures ns high peak power pulses, while 10 KW load measures longer and lower peak power pulses. Input can be direct beam or from fiber connection. Operating off battery or wall cube power supply, detector is available with optional ND filters. Read More