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AP Technologies has introduced Opto Diode’s AXUV20ELG 20-pixel photodiode for electron detection and bolometry. The product is the second released from the AXUV series of multi-element photodiodes.

The AXUV20ELG is a linear array of 20 3mm² active-area pixels (0.75 x 4.1mm) with 100 per cent internal quantum efficiency (IQE) mounted in a 22-pin, dual-in-line windowless package, which is shipped in a secure temporary housing to protect the photodiode and the wire bonds.

The 20-element photodiode provides stable response after exposure to high-energy radiation.

Key features and specifications

  • Highly sensitive design
  • Ability to provide EUV-UV and UV-Vis NIR photon responsivity
  • Typical reverse breakdown voltage of 25V
  • Capacitance of 40pF (maximum) per pixel at 25°C
  • Rise time of 200 nanoseconds
  • Shunt resistance (per element) of 100mΩ minimum
  • Ambient storage and operating temperatures ranging from -10°C to +40°C
  • Nitrogen or vacuum storage/operation temperatures ranging from -20°C to +80°C
  • Lead soldering temperature of 260°C
  • Maximum junction temperature of 70°C

AP Technologies Ltd

AP Technologies has been a leading distributor of optoelectronic components in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for more than 10 years. We supply an extensive range of cutting-edge optoelectronic components for many applications, including industrial, scientific, military, medical and hazard and threat detection.

AP Technologies has been a leading distributor of optoelectronic components in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for more than 15 years. We supply an extensive range of cutting-edge optoelectronic components, modules and sub-systems for many applications, including industrial, scientific, military, medical and hazard and threat detection.

Since 2002, we have worked in partnership with world-leading manufacturers including:

Adaptive Lighting

Fibotec Fiberoptics

IMM Photonics

LC-Tec Displays

LDX Optronics

Opto Diode Corporation

OtO Photonics

QD Laser

SensL Technologies

Sensor Electronic Technology

Seoul Viosys

Vertilon

Our LED range spans the spectrum from UVC to the near infrared (NIR). We offer a wide range of LED components as well as engaging with customers to develop bespoke LED-based solutions incorporating LEDs, thermal management, drive/control electronics as well as monitoring and alarms.

We also supply single- and multi-mode laser diodes and modules from 450nm to 1,850nm as well as steady-state and pulsable thermal IR sources with blackbody output from 1 to 10µm.

For detection, we have visible and NIR-enhanced silicon photodiodes and a range of UV-optimised silicon photodiodes with responsivity down to 0.14nm — suitable for UV/visible spectrometry, extreme UV laser monitoring and direct ion/electron/X-ray photon detection.

Our range of silicon photomultipliers comprises true solid-state alternatives to conventional vacuum tube PMTs, avalanche photodiodes (APDs), Geiger-mode APDs and even silicon photodiodes in many low-light & high-speed applications such as scintillator-based radiation detection/imaging, fast fluorescence and LiDAR.

We also offer readout electronics for SiPM arrays using in medical imaging and radiation monitoring applications.

For longer wavelengths we offer a range of Lead Salt detectors with Lead Sulphide (PbS) covering 1-3.1µm and Lead Selenide (PbSe) from 1-5.5µm.

Our range of liquid-crystal based optical components includes Fast Optical Shutters, Fast Polarisation Modulators, Variable Polarisation Rotators and variable Neutral-Density Filters.

Finally we are pleased to introduce compact Czerny-Turner spectrometers and ultra-compact MEMS-based microspectrometers from OtO Photonics. OtO’s “SmartEngine” series of C-T spectrometers are the world’s highest selling spectrometers for OEM applications whilst their proprietary MEMS-based “Advanced UltraMicro” series are the smallest spectrometers at just 6cm³.

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