Amplification Technologies Announces Avalibility of NIRDAPD, the World's top Performing NIR Solid State Photomultiplier

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Amplification Technologies Inc. (ATI, http://www.amplificationtechnologies.com), announced today the availability of the NIRDAPD, the worlds' top performing high gain solid state photomultiplier product line.

New York -- Amplification Technologies Inc. (ATI, http://www.amplificationtechnologies.com), announced today the availability of the NIRDAPD, the worlds' top performing high gain solid state photomultiplier product line. The NIRDAPD takes advantage of the breakthrough Discrete Amplification (DA) method of amplifying low level electrical signal using multi-channel amplification, developed and patented by Amplification Technologies Inc. The device operates in the near infrared (NIR) wavelengths of 1000 to 1700 nm. Prototypes are now available from ATI in TO5 or Chip on Sub-mount (COS) packages.
ATI believes there is an acute need today for ultra-sensitive, compact, rugged and inexpensive optical sensors in the near infrared wavelength range of spectrum and that these devices will be of great interest in the fields of spectroscopy, night vision, industrial and scientific instrumentation, astronomy, quantum cryptography and other military, defense and aerospace applications.

ATI based the design and the prototype on its Discrete Amplification Photon Detector (DAPD) technology. The measured devices have capabilities that far exceed other solid state photodetectors in the NIR wavelength range, providing a gain of over 200,000 and other desirable operating characteristics. These devices can be used for single photon counting applications without requiring external quenching (i.e. reset) circuits that introduce delay.

ATI will provide more details about NIRPDAPD at the SPIE Photonics West 2009 show, in San Jose, Calif., next week, where it will be exhibiting at booth #6095.

NIRDAPD Details

The NIRDAPD series photodetector was developed to provide both high Photon Detection Efficiency and a wide dynamic range. Use of DA technology in a photodetector for internal amplification allows the detection of low light signal with very high gain (>1E5), fast response (< 0.5 ns rise time) and negligible excess noise factor (< 1.05).

The NIRDAPD series photodetector is packaged in a hermetically sealed TO-5(39) package and is available in different active areas ranging from 50µm to 210µm.

Electro-optical

  • Near infrared spectral response from 1000 to 1700 nm
  • Fast response
  • High voltage and thermal stability
  • High gain
  • Low noise-factor

Applications

  • Fluorescence detection                • Homeland security
  • Spectroscopy and Instrumentation            • Biological Sensors
  • Lidar and environmental monitoring            • Quantum Communications
  • 3D Imaging                    • Night Vision

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