First Sensor’s new Series 9.5 of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are designed with an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to their fast rise time and very low dark current, these ADPs are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser range-finding and laser scanning. Other applications for the photodiodes include safety scanners, 3D-mapping, environmental monitoring, high resolution LIDAR systems for autonomous driving, as well as high speed photometry, and fiber optical communication.
The Series 9.5 ADPs offer a quantum efficiency of > 80 % in the 730-930 nm range, and have the option of equipping different band-pass filters. Each device is housed in a very flat leadless ceramic-carrier SMD package that is suitable for reflow soldering in industrial PCB assembly. Custom made options are available in regard to sensitivity, gain, speed, or capacitance.
Additional key features include:
For more information on the Series 9.5 APRDs, download the available datasheet.