Telecommunications

Photodiodes

A photodiode is a semiconductor device that converts light into current. The current is generated when photons are absorbed in the photodiode. A small amount of current is also produced when no light is present. Photodiodes may contain optical filters, built-in lenses, and may have large or small surface areas. Photodiodes usually have a slower response time as their surface area increases.

  •  Photodiode: TO-Can, Chip on Submount
  •  Photodiode: Array
  •  Photodiode: Single-Mode Fiber Pigtail
  •  Photodiode: Multi-Mode Fiber Pigtail