Opto Diode (Newbury Park, CA) now offers the IRD SXUV 100 Ultraviolet/Extreme
Ultraviolet (UV/EUV) Photodiodes. The advanced photon detectors feature very
high radiation hardness and are designed for long-lifetime operation in high
particle flux environments with no loss of responsivity. The IRD SXUV 100
photodiodes have a 10 mm x 10 mm square active area (100 mm≤). The nitrided
metal silicide front window of the diode permits operation without loss of
performance in high humidity and other environmental conditions that normally
require sealed packages. Diodes with single active areas are available from 1
to 576 mm≤; quadrant diodes with several central openings may also be
specified. Tested to rigorous standards, the IRD SXUV 100 photodiode revealed
no observable responsivity loss after exposure to billions of 157 and 193 nm
pulses and exposure to 8 W/cm2 of CW 248 nm laser irradiance for three weeks.
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