The fastest photodiodes in the world
Photek photodiodes are the fastest in the world, with pulse rise times to 36 ps and pulse FWHM to 55 ps. Used to detector ultra-fast optical events, photodiodes generate an electrical output when illuminated by light. Because these detectors do not contain a microchannel plate electron multiplier, these are unity gain devices capable of working over a large dynamic range, without any degradation. Photodiodes are available in 10 mm, 25 mm, or 40 mm configurations. These photodiodes can be used for examining sub-nanosecond optical pulses, optical triggering, and nuclear research applications.