Avalanche Photodiodes with Fiber Pigtails
Jun 2014Laser Components GmbHRequest Info
OLCHING, Germany, June 25, 2014 — With a semiautomatic assembly unit, avalanche photodiodes (APDs) from Laser Components are now manufactured with fiber pigtails and can be adjusted within a few microns.
Achieving coupling efficiencies of almost 100 percent, the pigtailing technology is able to accommodate almost any combination of APD and fiber that can be implemented. All optical fibers with a core diameter of <600 µm can be combined with APDs in a TO-46 housing.
In medical technology or analytical measurement technology, having the detector close to the area of measurement is ideal. Other applications include photon-counting, communications and data transmission.