Blue Enhanced Photodiodes

The Blue Enhanced Detector series is utilized for applications requiring high sensitivity in the visible-blue region and moderate response speeds. These detectors provide additional sensitivity in the 350 to 550 nm region when compared to the regular photovoltaic devices. For visible and near IR applications i.e. spectral response ranges from 350 to 1100 nm, regular photovoltaic devices can be considered.

These detectors have high shunt resistance and low noise, and exhibit long term stability. Unbiased operation of these detectors offers stability under wide temperature variations in DC or low speed applications. For high light levels ( greater than 10mW/cm2), the Photoconductive Series detectors should be considered for better linearity.

These detectors are not designed to be reverse biased! Very slight improvement in response time may be obtained with a slight bias. Applying a reverse bias of more than a few volts (>3V) will permanently damage the detectors. If faster response times are required, The Photoconductive Series should be considered. Refer to the Photovoltaic Mode (PV) paragraph in the application note "Photodiode Characteristics and Applications" located under Application Notes for detailed information on electronics set up.

Silicon Blue Enhanced

Product Applications

  • Pulse Detectors
  • Optical Communications
  • Bar Code Readers
  • Optical Remote Control
  • Medical Equipment
  • High Speed Photometry

Product Features

  • High Speed Response
  • Low Capacitance
  • Low Dark Current
  • Wide Dynamic Range
  • High Responsivity

Blue Enhanced Photodiodes

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimensions Responsivity Rsh Capacitance Rise Time Package Click Image to Zoom
OSD1-5T 1 mm² 1.0 mm² 0.21 A/W 250 MΩ 35 pF 7 µs 7 / TO-18 Click to View Larger Image of (OSD1-5T)
OSD3-5T 3 mm² 2.5 x 1.2 mm 0.21 A/W 100 MΩ 80 pF 9 µs 7 / TO-18 Click to View Larger Image of (OSD3-5T)
OSD5-5T 5 mm² 2.5 Φ mm 0.21 A/W 100 MΩ 130 pF 9 µs 5 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (OSD5-5T)
OSD15-5T 15 mm² 3.8 mm² 0.21 A/W 50 MΩ 390 pF 12 µs 5 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (OSD15-5T)
OSD60-5T 62 mm² 7.9 mm² 0.21 A/W 3 MΩ 1800 pF 30 µs 72 / TO-8 Click to View Larger Image of (OSD60-5T)
OSD100-5TA 100 mm² 11.3 Φ mm 0.21 A/W 2 MΩ 2500 pF 45 µs 74 / Special Click to View Larger Image of (OSD100-5TA)
PIN-040DP/SB 0.81 mm² 1.02 Φ mm 0.20 A/W 600 MΩ 60 pF 0.02 µs 1 / TO-18 Click to View Larger Image of (PIN-040DP/SB)
PIN-5DP/SB 5.1 mm² 2.54 Φ mm 0.20 A/W 150 MΩ 450 pF 0.2 µs 5 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (PIN-5DP/SB)
PIN-10DP/SB 100 mm² 11.28 Φ mm 0.20 A/W 10 MΩ 8800 pF 2 µs 11 / BNC Click to View Larger Image of (PIN-10DP/SB)
PIN-10DPI/SB 100 mm² 11.28 Φ mm 0.20 A/W 10 MΩ 8800 pF 2 µs 10 / Metal Click to View Larger Image of (PIN-10DPI/SB)
PIN- 220DP/SB 200 mm² 10 x 20 mm 0.20 A/W 5 MΩ 17000 pF 4 µs 27 / Plastic Click to View Larger Image of (PIN- 220DP/SB)