Application Note

Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications

Source: First Sensor AG

To meet the growing market of laser based distance measurement, laser scanning and mapping, shape recognition and remote sensing, Avalanche Photodiodes (APD) especial ly suitable for LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) are needed. Preferential ly, APDs are used for appl ications with very low optical signal strength or with high modulation frequencies, as it is the case with LIDAR.