The standard optical receiver is a photodiode that converts optical power into electrical current. Although carefully designed PIN photodiodes are inherently linear at the required optical power levels, the coupling of the detector to a preamplifier is a balance between noise and distortion.
Laser 2000 suppliers a broad range of optical receivers from 5 different suppliers (Artifex Engineering, Daylight Solutions, Terahertz Technologies, Micro Photon Devices and Electro-Optics Technology).
Amplified & biased photodetectors use three varying detector materials ( silicon, InGaAs and GaAs) to provide varying wavelength ranges and detection frequencies.
We supply a series of photodiodes and photodiode amplifiers, each providing its own wavelength ranges, noise currents and bandwidths.
Laser 2000 also supplies a large range of single-photon detectors and optical to electrical converters. These products vary with active areas and detections grades. They are also fully integrated with embedded detectors for great spectral response in the 4-12µm range.
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