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Newport Offers Photodetectors

Newport expands its range of high-speed photodetectors targeted at test and measurement and laser-based R&D laboratory applications

November 18, 2003

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Newport Corporation has expanded their range of high-speed photodetectors to offer the industry’s widest and most comprehensive selection of fully packaged devices. Based on InGaAs, GaAs, and silicon, these photodetectors provide spectral response from the visible through the near-infrared (from 400 nm to 1700 nm). The new additions deliver significant performance/price advances at 10 GHz, a wider selection of picosecond products, the world’s fastest commercial visible detector (7 picosecond), and a novel, flexible detector package with 1 MHz response that incorporates both tunable gain and filters.

These photodetectors are targeted at R&D laboratory applications in laser-based research as well applications in test and measurement, and telecom development, where their integrated packaging provides simple, turnkey operation. This operational simplicity is further enhanced with the option of either free space or fiber-coupled inputs and the choice of either high impedance or low impedance termination. Specific applications of these detectors include temporal profiling of nanosecond lasers and monitoring chirped amplification of ultrafast laser pulses.

Standout new products include:

  • Additions to the 818-BB series of biased photodetectors that provide low-cost solutions for applications requiring a 10 GHz bandwidth.

  • The unique 818-GF photodetector that incorporates variable gain and fully adjustable low and high frequency filters (up to 1 MHz).

  • The record setting PX-D7: this is the fastest available visible detector, with a response time of only 7 picoseconds, representing a frequency response of 60 GHz.

Newport Corp.

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