Sensors and detectors
AP Technologies Limited
Telephone: 01225 780400
Fax: 08701 266449
Address: The Coach House, Watery Lane, BATH, BA2 1RL.
APT distributes high performance optoelectronic components from Ultraviolet to near infrared. Our capabilities include high power LEDs and arrays; silicon photodiodes; photodiode-preamplifier hybrids; Silicon Photomultipliers (SPMs) and Photon Counting systems.
Product Overview - Sensors and detectors
APT offers detectors from Opto Diode Corporation and SensL Technologies Limited.OPTO DIODE CORP: ODC are based in California and have over thirty years experience manufacturing LEDs and detectors. Their silicon wafer fabrication is believed to be the only North American photodiode facility capable of processing 6” wafers and is supported by state-of-the-art photolithographic equipment. ODC produce a range of standard silicon photodiodes from 1mm² to 42mm² active area and have worked with many world-leading equipment manufacturers in the medical, military, scientific instrumentation, aerospace, space and industrial markets to provide bespoke single-element and multi-pixel photodiode solutions. ODC also supply a range of standard hybrid photodiode-preamplifier assemblies and can optimise these to meet the requirements of each application. Finally ODC’s range of narrowband detectors at 470nm, 525nm, 660nm and 880nbm offer system designers in area such as fluorescence and direct LED detection the opportunity to eliminate the cost and bulk of optical filters from their system by using wavelength-specific detectors whose responsivity is inherent in the detector material - rather than using a wideband detector with additional filtering.SensL Technologies: SensL are at the forefront on a new technology which is rapidly displacing conventional vacuum PMTs in a wide range of low light applications. Their Silicon Photo Multiplier (SPM) technology combines the benefits of solid state technology (spectral range, immunity to magnetic fields, ruggedness) with the sensitivity of a PMT. SPM technology is used in many direct photon detection application and is also making significant inroads into medical imaging, high energy physics and radiation detection applications where scintillators are used to convert high energy particle into photons. SPM components are offered from 1mm diameter to 6x6mm in a range of ceramic, TO-style and ceramic packages. Also available are complete “plug’n’play” modules with cooled SPM, power supply, cooler controller and preamplifier - designed to get a user up-and-running in matter of minutes. For imaging applications SensL have two 16-element arrays in a 4x4 configuration which are designed for 3-side and 4-sided tiling - and there is also a complete 256-channel SPM system supplied with power supply, preamplifiers and XY cross-wire readout.SensL also offer Photon Counting Detector (PCD) modules with cooled PCD, power supply, cooler controller, high speed preamplifier and timing electronics with active quenching of the Geiger Mode avalanche and a USB communications board providing easy integration with PCs running the provided SensL Integrated Environment (SIE) software.Please contact APT technologies for all of your light detection requirements - from single photons to high volume industrial applications - we have the solution.