Configuration and Size of Pixels can be Selected Freely
Laser Components Detector Group introduced its first APD array at Photonics West: A line array with twelve elements in a DIL housing that is ideally suited for LiDAR applications.
The new arrays are based on fast, low-noise avalanche photodiodes made of silicon that are arranged in a monolithic row. The sensitivity was optimised for the wavelength range from 800 nm to 900 nm; additional features include a low temperature coefficient and a very small gap (of just 40 µm) between the elements.
The linear Si APD arrays are developed according to customer specifications; both the number and size of the elements can be defined individually.
Two-dimensional matrix arrays will be available soon.
Further product information:
Silicon APD Arrays
Laser Components DG, Inc.