A photodiode is a semiconductor device that converts light into an electrical current. The current is generated when photons are absorbed in the photodiode. Photodiodes may contain optical filters, built-in lenses, and may have large or small surface areas. Photodiodes usually have a slower response time as their surface area increases. The common, traditional solar cell used to generate electric solar power is a large area photodiode. Photodiodes are similar to regular semiconductor diodes except that they may be either exposed (to detect vacuum UV or X-rays) or packaged with a window or optical fiberconnection to allow light to reach the sensitive part of the device. Many diodes designed for use specifically as a photodiode use a PIN junction rather than a p–n junction, to increase the speed of response. A photodiode is designed to operate in reverse bias.
Fast response time
High photo sensitivity
Small junction capacitance
The product itself will remain within RoHS compliant version
Compliance with EU REACH
High speed photo detector
PD333-3B/H0/L2 is a high speed and high sensitive PIN photodiode in a standard 5Φ plastic package. Due to its black epoxy the device is sensitive to infrared radiation.