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low cost photodiode-based fiber optic detector model 818-SL-L-FC-DB
Fiber Optic Detector, InGaAs, 800-1650 nm, 10 mW, DB15
$922
2 Weeks
2 Weeks
low cost photodiode-based fiber optic detector model 818-SL-L-FC-DB
Fiber Optic Detector, Ge, 780-1800nm, DB15, 10 mW
$552
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low cost photodiode-based fiber optic detector model 818-SL-L-FC-DB
Fiber Optic Detector, Si, 400-1100 nm, 4 mW, DB15
$455
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low cost photodiode-based fiber optic detector model 818-SL-L-FC-DB
Fiber Optic Detector, UV-Si, 200-1100 nm, 0.1 mW, DB15
$564
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Specifications

Features

Cost Effective Photodiode-Based Detectors

818-xx-L-FC/DB Photodiode Fiber Optic Detectors are a low cost alternative to the 818-IS or 918D-IS Series. The detectors are based on the industry standard 818 Series detectors with a new 884-FC fiber optic adapter mounted on it. UV Silicon, Silicon, Germanium, and InGaAs versions are available. FC/APC and SMA connectors can easily accommodated by replacing the 884-FC with 884-FCA and 884-SMA , respectively. Unscrewing the fiber adapter makes it a free space detector.

Highest Quality Photodiodes

Plots of various photodiode characteristics

Newport uses the highest quality semiconductor detector materials available. Available sensor types are silicon (Si), UV-enhanced Si, Germanium, and Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs). Choose 818-UV for 200 - 400 nm wavelength, but note that the maximum measurable power level in 400 - 1100 nm is as low as 50 mW with the attenuator on. Newport’s advanced calibration facility performs the tightest calibrations in the business, further improving the absolute accuracy of our detectors.

Which Connector Type to Choose?

The 818-xx-L-FC/DB models with /DB suffix come with a detachable BNC/DB15 calibration module that provides direct compatibility with Newport's active power meters. The calibration module contains the detector calibration data, model number, serial number and calibration date for seamless operation with the power meter. The 818-xx-L series is not available with the legacy 8-pin round DIN connector.

An example of the DB15 (left) and the 8-pin DIN (right) style calibration module, respectively.

Tightest Calibration Uncertainty

Newport's detectors include a full spectral response calibration utilizing NIST-traceable standards calibrated with high-precision equipment maintained in Newport’s optical detector calibration facility. Tight calibration facility and process control allows the tightest calibration uncertainty in industry. Each detector is shipped with the calibration data, which is electronically stored inside the detector's EEPROM. A certificate of calibration as well as the actual calibration curves and data with and without the attenuator are shipped with each product. To maintain accuracy and guarantee performance Newport recommends annual photodiode detector calibration.

Note about Legacy 818-xx-L Series Detectors

Please note that free-space models 818-xx-L and 818-xx-L/DB detectors are no longer available for purchase. Purchase 818-xx-L-FC/DB and remove the connector and/or the fiber adapter.