Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes Are Cost Effective and Preferred

Marktech Optoelectronics is pleased to introduce its new line of Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes. Our APD’s have an internal gain mechanism, fast time response, low dark current and high sensitivity in the near infrared region. These APD’s are recommended for applications that require high bandwidth or where internal gain is needed to overcome high pre-amp noise. In addition our APD’s provide higher sensitivity than a standard photodiode and are ideal for extreme low-level light detection and short pulse detection.

Silicon Avalanche photodiodes (Si APD’s) are the preferred optical detectors for applications where the wavelength lies between 400nm and 1100nm.

Standard versions are available in three active area sizes: Ф 200, 500 & 800um and are offered in hermetic TO Cans, and soon to be announced cost effective LCC packages.

According to Vince Forte, Marktech’s CTO “Avalanche Photodiodes are used in a diverse range of applications. These detectors have become the semiconductor equivalent of photomultipliers in many of these including data communication, LIDAR, instrumentation and photon counting. Marktech is pleased to announce its first product offering of these new APDs and is looking forward to customizing our devices for your specific requirements.”

Cost effective customization of these APDs is offered to meet your design challenges. Operation voltage selection and (Vbr) binning, wavelength specific band-pass filtering and hybridization options are among many of the application specific solutions available at Marktech.

We welcome custom APD design challenges. Our goal is to provide you with a competitive price and timely lead times to assist you in getting your product to market on time.

Features and Benefits

• Optical sensitivity peak optimized for 800 or 905nm
• Standard versions with 200, 500 & 800µm active diameter
• Various package types: hermetic TO cans and SMD(LCC) packages soon to be announced
• High gain at low bias voltage
• Low breakdown voltage 80-200V
• Extremely fast rise times as low as 300ps
• Frequency response up to 1GHz.
• RoHS compliant

Marktech Optoelectronics
Latham, NY
[email protected]

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