Many of our detectors and receivers are available in easy to use instrument packages. These high-speed optical-electrical converters find a wide variety of uses in the test and measurement of fast optical signals. From the over 20 models available, almost every customer’s need can be addressed.

Both amplified and unamplified models are available in compact, rugged, instrument-style cases. Each unit houses a sealed, fiber-coupled detector module together with internally regulated power, current monitor, power indicating LED’s and a convenient, top-mounted power switch. Unamplified models offer internal battery power for the utmost ease of use, and all models come with FC fiber optic input connectors.

These detectors are specifically designed to fulfill the variety of photonics testing and measurement applications including digital telephone and data communications, analog microwave communications, as well as general high-speed research from 300 ps temporal resolution (1.5 GHz) to 7 picoseconds (60 GHz). VIS-ir (400-1700 nm) products for broad measurement interests are available as well as a full range of IR (950-1650 nm) and XR (700-1650 nm) products optimized for communications applications.

These products can also be used for free-space applications, by simply using the open end of a fiber-optic patch cord as the point of light collection. 50 μm and 62.5 μm core fibers offer collection numerical apertures of 0.2 and 0.3 in a very flexible, compact form that can easily be positioned inside any experimental setup.

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VIS-ir Detectors and Receivers

  • 400-1700 nm spectral range (except PX-D7)
  • Detectors from 100 ps (4 GHz) to 7 ps (60 GHz)
  • Receivers from 300 ps (1.5 GHz) to 200 ps (2.5 GHz)
  • Large 50μm or greater fiber diameter
  • Self-contained, battery operated
  • Built-in current monitor

IR Detectors

  • Models from 100 ps (4 GHz) to 8 ps (50 GHz)
  • “ir”(950-1650 nm), 9 µm input fiber (except D-100ir)
  • D-8ir: fastest 1310/1550 nm detector available
  • High responsivity
  • DG-15ir for frequency domain applications to 20 GHz
  • 50Ω termination option available on some models
  • Self-contained, battery operated units

XR Detectors

  • Models from 100 ps (4 GHz) to 10 ps (32 GHz)
  • “xr”(700-1650 nm), 62.5 µm input fiber
  • DG-32xr: fastest 750-1650 nm detector available
  • Optimized for maximum responsivity
  • 50Ω termination option available on some models
  • Self-contained, battery operated units

IR Receivers

  • Models from 200 ps (2.5 GHz) to 40 ps (12 GHz)
  • “ir”(950-1650 nm), 9 µm input fiber
  • AD-40ir: fastest 1310/1550 nm receiver available
  • Reference receivers available at 2.5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s
  • Output coupling option (AC or DC) on some models
  • High conversion gains, 110-3500 V/W
  • New APD models
  • Integrated transimpedance amplifiers
  • Wall mount power supply included
  • Built-in current monitor

XR Receivers

  • Models from 200 ps (2.5 GHz) to 40 ps (12 GHz)
  • “xr”(700-1650 nm), 62.5 µm input fiber
  • AD-40xr: fastest 780/850 nm, 62.5 μm input, amplified detector available
  • Reference receivers available at 2.5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s
  • High conversion gains, 400 -1000 V/W
  • Integrated transimpedance amplifiers
  • Wall mount power supply included
  • Built-in current monitor

Test & Measurement Product Data

VIS-ir Instruments

Model Bandwidth (GHz) Wavelength (nm) Sensitivity (dBm) Responsivity (A/W)
PX-D7 60 400-900 n/a 0.3
D-15 29 400-1700 n/a 0.2
D-30 15 400-1700 n/a 0.2
D-100 4 400-1700 n/a 0.2
AD-200 2.5 400-1700 n/a 0.2
AD-300 1.5 400-1700 n/a 0.2

IR Instruments

Model Bandwidth (GHz) Wavelength (nm) Sensitivity (dBm) Responsivity (A/W)
D-8ir 50 950-1650 n/a 0.7
D-15ir 30 950-1650 n/a 0.6
DG-15ir n/a 950-1650 n/A 0.6
D-30ir 15 950-1650 n/a 0.8
D-50ir 10 950-1650 n/a 0.9
D-100ir 4 950-1650 n/a 0.9
AD-200ir 2.5 950-1650 -23 n/a
AD-50APDir 10 1200-1650 -29 n/a
AD-40ir 12 950-1650 -20 n/a
AD-40APDir 12 1200-1650 -27 n/a

XR Instruments

Model Bandwidth (GHz) Wavelength (nm) Sensitivity (dBm) Responsivity (A/W
DG-15xr 20 700-1650 n/a 0.8
D-25xr 25 700-1650 n/a 0.8
D-32xr 28 800-1650 n/a 0.77
DG-32xr 28 800-1650 n/a 0.77
D-70xr 6 700-1650 n/a 0.8
AD-200xr 2.5 700-1650 -23 n/a
AD-40xr 12 700-1650 -19 n/a