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Low-Cost Avalanche Photodiode in an SMD Package

APDs Used in Rangefinding Applications Even Smaller Than Before


The SAH series avalanche photodiodes have been optimized for the wavelengths 850 nm and 905 nm. They are also available, effective immediately, in an M1 package: at dimensions of just 2 mm x 1.4 mm, the M1 package is the smallest of our SMD housings.

This inexpensive component is specially designed for distance measurements in which, due to lack of space, larger detectors cannot be installed. Consumer products are commonly fitted with this version.

Depending on the version, the diameter of the detector area is 230 µm or 500 µm. Similar to the components in the M2 and M2F package, the noise is lower and the response time particularly high. The SAH series APDs can be operated at temperatures between -40°C and +85°C.


Further product information:
Si Avalanche Photodiodes

Laser Components DG, Inc.


Contact Person:    Winfried Reeb
Company:    Laser Components GmbH
Address:    Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 15
ZIP / City:    82140 Olching
Phone:    +49 (0) 8142 2864-42
Fax:    +49 (0) 8142 2864-11

SAH Series

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