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UV Photodiodes - SiC, GaN, GaP

Silicon Carbide (SiC) UV Photodiodes

  • Radiation hard with high UV energy stability long term
  • High temperature stability
  • Very good visible blindness
  • Very low dark current
  • Available in small quantities for R&D and prototyping

Ultraviolet UV detectors / photodiodes

Gallium Nitride (GaN)
Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN)
Aluminum Gallium Nitride (AlGaN)
UV Photodiodes

  • Good stability over time
  • Low cost solution for high volume applications
  • UV PCB sub assemblies available
  • UV Probe assemblies available
  • UV-Visible version for focusing on the Blue and Green spectral regions
Ultraviolet UV detectors / photodiodes

Gallium Phosphate (GaP)
UV Photodiodes

  • OK stability
  • Higher responsivity in the upper UV region (near 400nm)
Ultraviolet UV detectors / photodiodes

UV Solar Blind Silicon Carbide (SiC) Avalanche Photodiode (APD)

  • Only responsive in the UV
  • High gain - 105 - 106
  • Stability in high energy UV applications
  • Higher temperature stability than silicon
  • Sensitivity 1 nW/cm2
  • Solid state replacement for UV PMTs (Photo Multiplier Tubes)