Photovoltaic Solderable Chip

Photovoltaic, VBIAS = 0V

The Solderable photodiode chip series offer a low cost approach to applications requiring large active area photo detectors with or without flying leads for ease of assembly and / or situations where the detector is considered "disposable". They have low capacitance, moderate dark currents, wide dynamic ranges and high open circuit voltages. These detectors are available with two 3" long leads soldered to the front (anode) and back (cathode). The Photovoltaic Solderable Series (SXXVL) are used for low noise applications.

All of the devices are also available in chip form without any leads. For ordering subtract suffix 'L' from the model number, e.g. S-100V.

For large signal outputs, the detectors can be connected directly to a current meter or across a resistor for voltage measurements. Alternately, the output can be measured directly with an oscilloscope or with an amplifier. Please refer to the "Photodiode Characteristics" section for further details.

Silicon Photovoltaic Solderable Chip

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

Photoconductive, VBIAS = -5V

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimensions Chip Size Peak Wavelength Responsivity Dark Current Capacitance Click Image to Zoom
S-4CL 4.7 mm²
(0.007 in²)
1.7 x 2.8 mm
(0.07 x 0.11 in)
1.9 x 4.1 mm
(0.08 x 0.16 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 20 nA 15 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-4CL)
S-10CL 9.6 mm²
(0.015 in²)
2.3 x 4.2 mm
(0.09 x 0.17 in)
2.5 x 5.1 mm
(0.10 x 0.20 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 40 nA 30 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-10CL)
S-25CL 25.8 mm²
(0.04 in²)
5.1 x 5.1 mm
(0.20 x 0.20 in)
5.5 x 6.0 mm
(0.22 x 0.24 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 100 nA 95 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-25CL)
S-25CRL 25.4 mm²
(0.039 in²)
2.5 x 10.1 mm
(0.10 x 0.40 in)
3.4 x 10.5 mm
(0.13 x 0.41 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 100 nA 95 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-25CRL)
S-50CL 51.0 mm²
(0.079 in²)
2.5 x 20.3 mm
(0.10 x 0.80 in)
3.4 x 20.6 mm
(0.13 x 0.81 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 300 nA 200 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-50CL)
S-80CL 82.6 mm²
(0.128 in²)
4.1 x 20.1 mm
(0.16 x 0.79 in)
5.2 x 20.4 mm
(0.21 x 0.80 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 500 nA 300 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-80CL)
S-100CL 93.4 mm²
(0.145 in²)
9.7 x 9.7 mm
(0.38 x 0.38 in)
10.5 x 11.00 mm
(0.42 x 0.43 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 600 nA 375 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-100CL)
S-120CL 105.7 mm²
(0.164 in²)
4.5 x 23.5 mm
(0.18 x 0.93 in)
5.5 x 23.9 mm
(0.22 x 0.94 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 800 nA 450 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-120CL)
S-200CL 189.0 mm²
(0.293 in²)
9.2 x 20.7 mm
(0.36 x 0.81 in)
10.2 x 21.0 mm
(0.40 x 0.83 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 1200 nA 750 pF @-5V Click to View Larger Image of (S-200CL)

Photovoltaic, VBIAS = 0V

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimensions Chip Size Peak Wavelength Responsivity Capacitance Click Image to Zoom
S-4VL 4.7 mm²
(0.007 in²)
1.7 x 2.8 mm
(0.07 x 0.11 in)
1.9 x 4.1 mm
(0.08 x 0.16 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 370 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-4VL)
S-10VL 9.6 mm²
(0.015 in²)
2.3 x 4.2 mm
(0.09 x 0.17 in)
2.5 x 5.1 mm
(0.10 x 0.20 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 750 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-10VL)
S-25VL 25.8 mm²
(0.04 in²)
5.1 x 5.1 mm
(0.20 x 0.20 in)
5.5 x 6.0 mm
(0.22 x 0.24 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 2100 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-25VL)
S-25VRL 25.4 mm²
(0.039 in²)
2.5 x 10.1 mm
(0.10 x 0.40 in)
3.4 x 10.5 mm
(0.13 x 0.41 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 2100 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-25VRL)
S-50VL 51.0 mm²
(0.079 in²)
2.5 x 20.3 mm
(0.10 x 0.80 in)
3.4 x 20.6 mm
(0.13 x 0.81 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 4000 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-50VL)
S-80VL 82.6 mm²
(0.128 in²)
4.1 x 20.1 mm
(0.16 x 0.79 in)
5.2 x 20.4 mm
(0.21 x 0.80 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 6000 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-80VL)
S-100VL 93.4 mm²
(0.145 in²)
9.7 x 9.7 mm
(0.38 x 0.38 in)
10.5 x 11.00 mm
(0.42 x 0.43 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 8500 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-100VL)
S-120VL 105.7 mm²
(0.164 in²)
4.5 x 23.5 mm
(0.18 x 0.93 in)
5.5 x 23.9 mm
(0.22 x 0.94 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 10000 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-120VL)
S-200VL 189.0 mm²
(0.293 in²)
9.2 x 20.7 mm
(0.36 x 0.81 in)
10.2 x 21.0 mm
(0.40 x 0.83 in)
970 nm 0.65 A/W 17000 pF @0V Click to View Larger Image of (S-200VL)
§ All of the above bare chips are provided with two 3" long 29-30 AWG insulated color coded leads attached to the front for anode (RED) and to the back for cathode (BLACK).
They are also available without leads. For Ordering subtract suffix 'L' from the model number, i.e. S-100C.