Photodiodes Armed For Military/Aerospace Applications

OSI Optoelectronics offers the N-on-P YAG series photodetectors, optimized at 1,060 nm for critical military and aerospace sensing applications. According to the company, the YAG laser light wavelength combines with low capacitance, for high-speed operation and extremely low noise, making it useful for sensing low-light intensities. Features include large active areas, high breakdown voltages, high speeds, and highly-accurate photodetection.


The optimized detectors are available as single-element and/or quadrant detectors, called the SPOT Series. The SPOT Series quad detectors are viable for aiming and pointing applications. The N-on-P devices can be used in the photovoltaic mode for low-speed applications that require low noise.  Alternatively, the devices can be used in the photoconductive mode, with an applied reverse bias, for high-speed applications. Additional applications include laser pointing and positioning, position measurement tasks, surface profiling, and guidance systems. For ranging operations, OSI’s optimized Nd:YAG photodiodes can sense light reflected from objects that are illuminated by a YAG laser beam. 

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For greater illuminations, visit the 1,060-nm optimized Nd:YAG photodiodes page and you can also download the single-element and quadrant Nd:YAG  Series data sheet.

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