Planar Diffused IR Suppressed Photodiodes

UV Enhanced, IR Suppressed, Metal & Ceramic Packages

OSI Optoelectronics offers two distinct families of UV enhanced silicon photodiodes. Inversion channel series and planar diffused series. Both families of devices are especially designed for low noise detection in the UV region of electromagnetic spectrum. 

Planar diffused structure (UV-E Series) UV enhanced photodiodes show significant advantages over inversion layer devices, such as lower capacitance and faster response time.  These devices exhibit linearity of photocurrent up to higher light input power compared to inversion layer devices. They offer better stability with prolonged exposure to UV light.

There are two types of planar diffused UV enhanced photodiodes available: UVD and UVE. Both series have almost similar electro-optical characteristics, except in the UVE series, where the near IR responses of the devices are suppressed. This is especially desirable if blocking the near IR region of the spectrum is necessary. UVD devices peak at 970 nm and UVE devices at 720 nm (see graph). Both series may be biased for lower capacitance, faster response and wider dynamic range. Or they may be operated in the photovoltaic (unbiased) mode for applications requiring low drift with temperature variations. The UVE devices have a higher shunt resistance than their counterparts of UVD devices, but have a higher capacitance.

Silicon Planar Diffused IR Supressed

Product Applications

  • Pollution Monitoring
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • UV Exposure Meters
  • Spectroscopy
  • Water Purification
  • Fluorescence 

Product Features

  • Ultra High Shunt Resistance
  • IR Suppressed
  • High Speed Response
  • High Stability
  • Excellent UV Response

(New Product) UVEQ, Metal Package, Quartz Window

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimensions Peak Wavelength Responsivity @ 254nm Shunt Resistance Capacitance Rise Time Package Click Image to Zoom
UV-005EQ 5.7 mm² 2.4 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W 20 GΩ 140 pF 0.5 µs 2 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-005EQ)
UV-013EQ 13 mm² 3.6 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W 10 GΩ 280 pF 1 µs 2 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-013EQ)
UV-035EQ 34 mm² 5.8 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W 5 GΩ 800 pF 2 µs 3 / TO-8 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-035EQ)
UV-100EQ 100 mm² 10 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W 2 GΩ 2500 pF 7 µs 10 / BNC Click to View Larger Image of (UV-100EQ)

(New Product) UVEQC, Ceramic Package, Quartz Window

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimensions Peak Wavelength Responsivity @254nm Shunt Resistance Capacitance Rise Time Package Click Image to Zoom
UV-005EQC 5.7 mm² 2.4 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W --- 140 pF 0.5 µs 4 / Ceramic Click to View Larger Image of (UV-005EQC)
UV-035EQC 34 mm² 5.8 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W --- 800 pF 2 µs 4 / Ceramic Click to View Larger Image of (UV-035EQC)
UV-100EQC 100 mm² 10 sq 720 nm 0.12 A/W --- 2500 pF 7 µs 4 / Ceramic Click to View Larger Image of (UV-100EQC)

(New Product) UVEK, Metal Package, Borosilicate Window ¶

Model Number Active Area Active Area Dimension Peak Responsivity Responsivity @ 200 nm Shunt Resistance Capacitance Rise Time Package Click Image to Zoom
UV-005EK 5.7 mm² 2.4 sq 720 nm 0.34 A/W 20 GΩ 140 pF 0.5 µs 2/ TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-005EK)
UV-013EK 13 mm² 3.6 sq 720 nm 0.34 A/W 10 GΩ 280 pF 1 µs 2 / TO-5 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-013EK)
UV-035EK 34 mm² 5.8 sq 720 nm 0.34 A/W 5 GΩ 800 pF 2 µs 3 / TO-8 Click to View Larger Image of (UV-035EK)
UV-100EK 100 mm² 10 sq 720 nm 0.34 A/w 2 GΩ 2500 pF 7 µs 10 / BNC Click to View Larger Image of (UV-100EK)
¶) Sensitivity range: 320-1100 nm
Q) Indicates Quartz Window
U) UV Transmitting Glass