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New Class of Digital Photodiode Sensors: MAJOR Series

New Class of Digital Photodiode Sensors: MAJOR Series

These digital photodiode sensors offer a sensitivity range of 450 nm to more than 2000 nm. They’re ideal for laser manufacturers, laser-based machine tool manufacturers, and manufacturers of NIR-based measurement or monitoring equipment.

Single Photon Counting Module: COUNT® NIR Series

Single Photon Counting Module: COUNT® NIR Series

Single photon counters are used when a conventional detector cannot distinguish between signal and noise. This particular series provides single photon detection from 400 nm to 1000 nm and is particularly ideal for quantum cryptography, LIDAR, and fluorescence analysis applications.

High Speed 3000 Pixel SWIR Line-Scan Detector

High Speed 3000 Pixel SWIR Line-Scan Detector

Xenics’ Xlin 1.7 3000 is an InGaAs SWIR line-scan detector that offers 3000 pixel resolution, currently the best resolution in the detector market. It’s ideal for applications involving push-broom imaging, airborne high speed sensing, earth and vegetation observation, and spaceborne high speed remote sensing. Most notably, three of these detectors were launched aboard the ESA satellite Proba-V in order to map crop and vegetation patterns across earth in May of 2013.

Photodiode for Vacuum/Extreme UV Photon Detection

Photodiode for Vacuum/Extreme UV Photon Detection

This photodiode features a 100mm2 active area and outstanding UV response. It’s particularly suited for applications requiring extreme stability for detecting vacuum ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet photons.

PIN Photodiodes

PIN Photodiodes

First Sensor has a large selection of high sensitivity, high speed and low dark current photodetectors optimized for ultraviolet, visible and infrared light as well as ionizing radiation. Package solutions include surface mount (SMD), through hole (THD) and metal can type (TO) devices.

Silicon Photomultipliers for Photon Detection

Silicon Photomultipliers for Photon Detection

The Excelitas C30742-66 Series Silicon Photomultiplier is designed for photon detection in the 350 nm to 850 nm range. Its innovative design based on Excelitas’ proprietary high-performance APD processes is optimized for low timing resolution, low dark count, low cross talk and high photon detection efficiency.

Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Detection: SXUV20HS1 High Speed Photodiode

Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Detection: SXUV20HS1 High Speed Photodiode

This high-speed photodiode has a Ø 5 mm circular active area and is ideal for laser power monitoring applications due to its repeatable measurements and stable responsivity. It covers the 1 to 200nm (EUV) range and can dissipate a high-powered UV laser’s optical energy without the usual measurement degradation that typically occurs after prolonged UV exposure.

Long-Wavelength InGaAs PIN Photodiodes (G12181, G12182, G12183 Series)

Long-Wavelength InGaAs PIN Photodiodes (G12181, G12182, G12183 Series)

Hamamatsu’s G12181, G12182, and G12183 series of InGaAs PIN photodiodes feature high sensitivity to long NIR wavelengths with cutoff wavelengths at 1.9 µm, 2.1 µm, and 2.6 µm. Their NIR sensitivity makes them suitable detectors in optical power meters, gas analyzers, moisture meters, and NIR spectrometers.

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    Voxtel develops truly disruptive technologies that enable our customers to design, build, and deploy next-generation optoelectronic systems. We maintain two divisions: Voxtel Optoelectronics, headquarted in Beaverton, Oregon, and Voxtel Nanophotonics in Eugene, Oregon.

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    Xenics is a well established and rapidly growing high-tech company about to enter exciting new fields of IR products and applications, serving the markets with excellent products and a strong technology background.

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    CMC Electronics Esterline CMC Electronics has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the aviation market.
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    UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products), is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

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    First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

  • LASER COMPONENTS
    LASER COMPONENTS LASER COMPONENTS is a family-owned business that was founded by Mr. Günther Paul in Germany in 1982. With over 130 employees worldwide, LASER COMPONENTS has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry.
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    Excelitas Technologies

    Excelitas Technologies is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized optoelectronics and advanced electronic systems to a global customer base of leading OEMs seeking high-performance, market-driven technologies.

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    IRCameras provides the most technologically advanced infrared imaging systems available for scientific, industrial and military applications. In addition to our extensive line-up of standard commercial cameras and IDCAs, we offer custom design and build services to meet unique optical, packaging and space-constrained requirements

    IRCameras is a subsidiary of Santa Barbara Infrared, a long-time leader in the design and manufacture of electro-optical (E-O) test instrumentation. SBIR, in turn, is part of HEICO Corporation, a technology-based aerospace company that’s been engaged in niche market segments within the aerospace, aviation and electronics industries for more than 40 years. Together we are uniquely positioned to advance development of thermal imaging technologies, and to commercialize these technologies for a wide range of applications including:

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    We offer a range of purchase, rental and lease options, and a full line of accessories including software, data acquisition systems and optics. Our goal is to make your infrared imaging program a complete success. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your requirements, and to explore how we might be able to assist in creating and supporting the optimal program to meet your particular infrared imaging requirements.

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    PIXELTEQ provides OEM spectral sensing and imaging products, patterned optical filters and custom electro-optical devices for a variety of aerospace, biomedical, industrial, scientific and security applications.  At the heart of each multispectral device is an array of pixel-level spectral filters purpose-built for applications.

SENSORS / DETECTORS ABOUT DOCUMENT

LIGHT SENSORS & DETECTORS
A light sensor is a device senses or detects light. Various available kinds of light sensors and detectors function in different ways to give required results.
Active pixel sensors which are image sensors comprises of an integrated circuit with a number of pixel sensors. Each individual pixel has a light sensor as well as an active amplifier.
Charge-coupled devices (CCD)
These are applied in recording of images in astronomy, digital cinematography and digital photography.
Chemical detectors
A silver halide molecule is split into an atom of metallic silver and a halogen atom; the photographic developer causes adjacent molecules to split similarly. An example is a photographic plate.
Cryogenic detectors
They are sensitive enough to measure and determine the energy of single x-ray, visible and infrared photons.
Optical detectors
They are normally quantum devices where individual photons produces a discrete effect when exposed to light. This makes Optical detectors to behave like thermometers by responding solely to the heating effect of the incoming radiation.
Photo resistors or Light Dependent Resistors (LDR)
They change resistance according to light intensity. The light then can be measured or determined by measuring the resistance.
Photovoltaic cells or solar cells
When Illuminated they produce a voltage and supply an electric current. Which means the level of illumination is directly dependent on the amount of light being supplied.
Photomultiplier tubes
They contain a photocathode that emits electrons when illuminated. A chain of diodes then can be used to amplify the electrons.
Photo tubes
These contain a photo cathode which when illuminated emit electrons making the tube to conduct an electric current that is proportional to the light intensity.
Proximity Sensors
Has two photodiode arrays which convert light into current; one photodiode array responds to ambient light and the other responds only to infrared light; when joined with an infrared LED, this second LED array can operate as a proximity sensor.
Ambient Light Sensing Application
Ambient light sensors are incorporated in various laptops as well as cell phones to detect the lighting in the surrounding environment and appropriately adjust the backlight of the screen.