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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Reflective Electro-Absorption Modulator has 60 GHz bandwidth.

December 3, 2009

With insertion loss of only 3.6 dB, combined modulation and photodetection transducer 60G-R-EAM-1550 provides digital optical modulation at 50 GBps, RF modulation over 60 GHz bandwidth, and photodetection with 1.0 A/W responsivity and 43 GHz bandwidth. It operates across 1,550 Nm C-band with low chirp parameter and is designed for use with laser diode source. It is available in custom variants, standard package with RF connectors is suited for use with external RF components/drivers. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Photon Detector is based on Geiger-Mode InGaAs avalanche photodiode.

November 3, 2009

Ultra low noise near infrared single photon detector SQLightSensor has detection efficiency up to 25%, trigger up to 10 MHz, and dark count of 5.10-6 per ns gate. Device provides plug-and-play USB connection to PC, enabling users to easily adjust detection efficiency and tune gate width and delay. Product suits scientific, defense and industrial applications, such as single photon counting, spectroscopy, eye-safe laser range finder and LIDAR, and quantum cryptography. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Photoreceivers offer GPPO or coplanar waveguide RF outputs.

October 16, 2009

Operating in 1,310 Nm wavelength band, Quad Photoreceiver Arrays are designed for 10 and 40 km transmission over single-mode fiber conforming to 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard (100GBASE-LR4 and 100GBASE-ER4). Arrays consist of 4 monolithically integrated InGaAs photodiodes on InP substrate and 4 transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) to produce 4-channel electrical output signal, each channel running up to 28 Gbps. Power consumption is typically 200 mW per channel. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Selective Wavelength Photodiode operates between 450-570 nm.

June 9, 2009

Designed for automotive and colorimetry industries, ODD-525W has active area of 0.62 mm2, and peak sensitivity response of 525 nm. Features included are spectral bandwidth of 70 nm, and storage and operating temperatures range between -30°C to 85°C and lead soldering temperature at 260°C. Available in hermetically sealed standard TO-46 can, unit can be used in auto light-dimming, fluorescence detection, color sensors, and daylight detection tasks. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Selective Wavelength Photodiode operates in 380-540 nm.

May 8, 2009

ODD-470W features spectral bandwidth of 100 nm and operates between 380-540 nm with peak sensitivity response at 470 nm. With low dark current and no optical filters used, photodetector is suited for use in color sensors, fluorescence detection, and medical diagnostic applications. Hermetically sealed, standard TO-46 can facilitates installation into existing or new systems. Storage and operating temperatures range from -30° to 85°C and lead soldering temperature is at 260°C. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Photon Detector is sensitive to low-level light signals.

July 8, 2008

Able to detect single photons, DAPD10C Series solid-state photomultipliers offers wide spectral response from UV to NIR wavelengths. Discrete Amplification technology allows level of application-specific customization and performance optimization. Designed to potentially encompass detection of signals other than light, such as biological, chemical, and electrical signals, products have flat spectral curve between 300 and 600 nm and exhibit voltage and thermal stability. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Phototransistors come in miniature surface mount packages.

May 13, 2008

Suited for space-constrained applications, SMT phototransistors include silicon phototransistor and photodarlington outputs that provide high photo sensitivity for automatic mounting and position sensing equipment. OP500/501 Series and OP520/521 Series feature 150° and 160° viewing angle as well as 1.5 mW/cm² and 5.0 mW/cm² apertured power, respectively. OP525 Series and OP580 Series have 1.5 mW/cm² and 5.0 mW/cm² apertured power as well as 25° and 100° viewing angle, respectively. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Photodetector-Preamplifier suits low-light-level tasks.

February 26, 2008

Suited for tight spaces, 6 mm² Model ODA-6W-100M includes shielded amplifier electronics and operates in NIR wavelength with response at 940 nm. Standard version features 500 MW gain with custom gains also available. Housed in hermetically sealed TO-39 package, infrared component's operating and storage temperature ranges from -25 to +100°C. Device is suited for applications in low pW region where discrete detector/preamplifier solutions are not sensitive enough. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Compact Photo Detector IC suits DVD and CD applications.

May 9, 2007

Used in optical pick-up units of DVD and CD drives, ATR0874 comes in 4 x 3.5 mm QFN open-house package that can fit into slim drives found in laptops. IC includes 10 channels with 4 different gain steps, and open cavity permits laser direct access to die surface and photo diodes. Able to be soldered at temperatures to 260°C, solution is designed for high-speed DVD applications such as DVD-RAM and DVD+/-RW at wavelength of 650 nm and CD-RW at wavelength of 780 nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Photodetector Amplifier minimizes electrical noise levels.

November 7, 2006

Packaged in TO-5 can, ODA-5W-100M is suited for low-light-level tasks where electrical noise levels can affect photodiode signal if detector and amplifier are separate components on PCB. Photodetector amplifier combination offers 100 Mohm gain and 0.100 in. dia active area. Detector visible wavelength responsivity is 40 V/µW at 660 nm while frequency response is 1 KHz with dark offset at ±1 mV and dark offset noise at 5 mV rms. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Services

Photodetector Services offer analysis, design, and assembly.

April 17, 2006

Custom Photodetector Services are suited for variety of applications, including fiber-coupled receivers, photometers, and photon-counting detectors for LIDAR. Engineering service includes comprehensive system-level analysis that identifies potential product issues such as optical and electrical isolation, low temperature operation, system noise, bandwidth, microphonics, and coupling efficiency. Technical expertise covers full spectrum of engineering disciplines. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Photodetector IC supports16x DVD-write drives.

November 29, 2004

Model SP8067 features 6 selectable gain levels spanning 35 dB range, 130 MHz RF bandwidth, 15 ns output settling times, and 250 V/µs minimum slew rate. Housed in 16-pin clear OPLGA packaging measuring 5.0 x 4.0 mm, device offers differential output with 3.6 V differential output swing. Read More