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UV APDs – The Best Low Level UV Signal Detection

Electro Optical Components introduces UV Solar Blind Silicon Carbide (SiC) Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) for low UV signal applications like flame detection.

SiC UV APD Transmittance Curve

The Silicon Carbide (SiC) UV APDs have many of the properties of other APDs in that they are extremely sensitive and have high signal gain, but are only sensitive to UV. These SiC UV APDs are a solid state solution for UV PMT (Photo Multiplier Tube) applications.  Besides responding only to the UV, the tough silicon carbide (SiC) gives you:

  • Stability in high energy UV applications
  • Higher temperature stability than silicon
  • Great for UV Flame Detection

The general specifications are:

  • Sensitivity 1 nW/cm2
  • Gain 105 – 106
  • Solid State Replacement for UV PMTs (Photo Multiplier Tubes)


These UV Solar Blind Silicon Carbide (SiC) Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) are available from Electro Optical Components.

Electro Optical Components Inc.
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