OCT and sensor systems require high performance balanced photodetectors to boost system signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). General Photonics’ BPD-003 OEM balanced photodetector module is specially designed for OEM applications in such fields, engineered for low cost and small size as well as high performance.
The BPD-003 device consists of an optical head and a post-amplification board with an SMA or SMB RF output connector. The optical head has two input fibers aligned with a pair of matched photodetectors, selected for high CMRR and sensitivity, followed by an integrated low-noise transimpedance amplifier (TIA) placed immediately after the photodetectors to amplify received signals with low noise and enhanced CMRR.
The integrated post-amplification circuit further conditions and amplifies the output of the detectors to a range of ± 3.5 V maximum. With a bandwidth of up to 200 MHz and a high conversion gain, the BPD-003 is ideal for integration into OCT, fiber sensor and high-performance optical measurement systems.
Very Low Noise
Excellent Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): >15 (40 to 200 MHz), >35 dB (DC to 40 MHz)
Photodetector Type: InGaAs
Photodetector Responsivity: >0.5 to >0.8 mA/mW
High Conversion Gain: >50 to >80 x 10³ mV/mW
Wide RF Output Bandwidth: DC to 200 MHz
Wavelength Range: 1060, 1310 or 1550 nm ±50 nm
Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL): <0.2 dB
Return Loss (RL): >45 dB
Maximum Input Power: 10 mW
Transimpedance Gain: 100 x 10³ V/A
Fiber Type: SMF-28, HI1060
Compact Size: 49.5 x 21.6 x 16.5 mm
Applications: Sensor Systems; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Systems; Optical Measurement Systems; Fiber Sensing Interrogator; Instrumentation; Research and Development
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