Photodiodes

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Expanding the portfolio of linear Si APD arrays

Expanding the portfolio of linear Si APD arrays
The LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group has expanded its standard range of linear Si APD arrays in LCC44 housings containing 8 and 16 elements. The SMD components can be mounted on circuit boards, while also providing enough space for the integrated multi-channel amplifier circuit. Their operation only requires the voltage for the array and 5V for the electronics. The arrays comprise of a monolithic series of fast, low-noise avalanche photodiodes with gaps of merely 40um between the elements.
18th May 2018

High-speed optical power meter supports photonics alignment apps

High-speed optical power meter supports photonics alignment apps
The new F-712.PM1 high speed optical power meter from precision photonics alignment manufacturer PI (Physik Instrumente) converts optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. Its high bandwidth of 20kHz enables faster optical alignment, when used in conjunction with PI’s high speed FMPA photonics alignment systems for SiP (Silicon Photonics) applications.
3rd May 2018

Sorting plastics with IR technology

Sorting plastics with IR technology
Using components provided by LASER COMPONENTS, a smart student from Lower Saxony developed a method for sorting plastics that could have an effect on the recycling industry. For his project in “Schüler experimentieren” – a popular science competition for German pupils under 15 – Felix Meyer, a student of Osterholz-Scharmbeck Integrated High School, used six IR diodes to distinguish different kinds of plastics.
12th March 2018


Photo control solutions target outdoor lighting

 Photo control solutions target outdoor lighting
The LUMAWISE photo control base assembly, sleeve and cover from TE Connectivity (TE) is in stock at Mouser Electronics. The photo control products help ensure long-term reliability by combining a power and signal interface to the dimming receptacle. They maximise the effectiveness of light-sensing devices through the use of optional clear covers; coloured covers are also available to designate specific voltage ratings.
1st December 2017

PIN photodiodes enable slim sensor designs

PIN photodiodes enable slim sensor designs
To meet the need for reliable signal detection in wearable devices and medical and industrial applications, Vishay Intertechnology has broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two high speed silicon PIN photodiodes that deliver enhanced sensitivity for visible light.
26th October 2017

Duo pair up to supply custom-made photodetectors

Duo pair up to supply custom-made photodetectors
Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics to offer custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimised to meet customer specifications. The custom detectors can be made from Marktech silicon photovoltaic or photoconductive photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, phototransistors, or InGaAs PIN photodiodes.
11th April 2017

Blue enhanced single photon counting

Blue enhanced single photon counting
Offering a unique combination of high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and ease of use for photon counting applications, the COUNTBLUE from LASER COMPONENTS provides everything needed for photon detection towards the blue end of the spectrum.
26th September 2016

Wavelength-dependent bipolar photodetector speeds up switching

Researchers at Toyota Central R&D Labs describe the first all solid-state wavelength-dependent bipolar photodetectors with fast response times and tunable switching wavelengths. The findings are reported in Applied Physics Express.
1st September 2016

InGaAs photodiode designed for near infrared spectrophotometry

InGaAs photodiode designed for near infrared spectrophotometry
  The InGaAs linear image sensor consisting of 512 pixels with a 25µm pixel pitch has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics. The G12230-512WB employs two InGaAs chips of different cut-off wavelengths, giving it a spectral response range of 950 to 2150nm.
15th August 2016

MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes

MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes
The range of Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPC); the S13360-VE series has been introduced by Hamamatsu Photonics. These COB package type MPPCs incorporate through-hole electrodes called TSV (Through-Silicon Via). This process optimises the available space between the sensitive area and the package edge (0.2mm on the four sides), allowing for a four-sided buttable arrangement.
15th August 2016


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