PD-LD offers low-noise, high-responsivity InGaAs Avalanche Photo Diodes (APDs) in convenient fiber coupled packages. These assemblies incorporate front-illuminated 80 micron diameter active area APDs that responds optimally to both 1310 and 1550 nm light sources .
Each module contains a semiconductor whose bandwidth is ideally suited to industry standard transmission rates from DC to 1.0GHz. The planar fabrication techniques used to create these semiconductors make them optimal for applications demanding high reliability receivers. For optimal performance with gains on the order of 10 to 15 they should be operated at voltage biases below breakdown.
These high reliability units may be operated and stored between –40 and 85°C.