Application Note: Matrix APD Detector Arrays For LIDARSource: First Sensor AG
First Sensor AG, a leading manufacturer of silicon based detectors, presents its new matrix APD arrays suitable for LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) applications. Complementing its existing series of linear APD arrays, the new series of 2D-matrix arrays opens up a new dimension for LIDAR applications. With its latest silicon avalanche photodiode (APD) development, First Sensor AG is meeting the growing need for avalanche photodiode arrays for LIDAR systems.
The matrix array line includes 5 x 5 (25 APD-pixel) and 8 x 8 (64 APD-pixel) geometries while the linear arrays are available with up to 16 elements. The APD arrays are based on the First Sensor series-9 process technology. Optimized technologies for red (series -8) and blue (series -11) light sources are available upon special request. The available packages for the arrays include standard ceramic carriers and miniaturized BGA packages both with glass or band pass filter.