What Are Available Types Of Photonic Detectors


We offer a wide range of detectors that cover a variety of wavelengths, such as UV, X-Ray, and gamma. These solutions are ideal for various applications, such as medical and scientific. We additionally provide a variety of off-the-shelf devices and are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible service. Below is a breakdown of the different photonic detectors available in the market, it is upon you to choose the type of detector you wish to use for a particular application. These photonic detectors include:

Avalanche Photodiodes

We offer Avalanche photodiodes, which are both in GaAs and Si materials. These provide high sensitivity and are ideal for photon counting and detection. The APDs cover a spectral range of 400 to 1100 nm. Compared to standard photodiodes, the Avalanche Photodiode provides better photon counting and detection.

Unlike PIN photodetectors, APDs are more sensitive to light and can be used in various applications that require high noise levels. For instance, in power amplifiers, APDs can outperform PIN photodetectors due to their noise levels.

Defense and Aerospace Sensors

Over the years, we have been providing photonic detectors that are used in various aerospace and military applications. These include the detection of motion, light, and heat. We also offer a wide range of detectors and emitters for laser ranging, warning, and proximity fuzzing systems.

Some of these include the XANDER series, the FORCE series, and the pulsed laser. We additionally provide terminal guidance detectors for laser spot tracking and precision guided munitions. We also provide a variety of off-the-shelf and customized products for end-users.

Low-Light-Level Detection Modules

Our family of L3D modules provides high-performance, compact solutions for detecting low-light-level radiation from 400nm to 1.7 m. These modules are ideal for use in various applications such as industrial and scientific research. The L3D modules are ideal for OEM and laboratory use in various applications such as astronomy, flow cytometry, and particle characterization.

Photodiodes and Arrays

We use In GaAs and Silicon materials for our photodiodes, which are designed to provide high-speed and accurate detection from 220 to 1700 nm. The photonic detectors are ideal for various applications. There are a variety of sizes and types of photodiodes available.

The photodiode array is used to create an X-ray imaging image by scanning an object by line. The light intensity is converted to a different form through a crystal, which is attached to a scintillator. The boards, which are made using a combination of optical and chip-on-board technology, are equipped with photodiodes that are designed to measure the intensity of light.


A phototransistor is a type of integrated device that’s integrated into a single silicon chip. It can be viewed as a photodiode that’s fed into a conventional transistor’s base. These types of photodiode-amplifier combinations can overcome the issue of unity gain, which limits the output current of a photodiode.

In certain applications, the output of a photodiode is required to be greater than that of a single transistor. However, this is not always feasible with external circuitry. A phototransistor can be used in these situations to achieve a lower cost solution.

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