OSI Laser Diode has introduced the latest detector in its avalanche photodiode (APD) family, the LAPD 1550-30R. The low-noise, high-sensitivity, 30µm indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) mesa structure joins the company’s 75 and 200µm APD series. The high speed LAPD 1550-30R operates at 3.5GHz and features a broad voltage breakdown curve of 30V (minimum) to 40V (maximum) with a typical response of 37V.
Ideal for applications in range-finding, optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs), and high-sensitivity line receivers, the detector is housed in a hermetically-sealed three-pin, TO46 package with a lens cap. The APD module is RoHS compliant and operates from 1,260nm to 1,650nm, with a typical operational wavelength at 1,550nm. The operating temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C.