Opto Diode Corporation (Newbury Park, CA) has introduced the ODD-660W selective wavelength photodiodes. The device operates from 550-720nm, with peak response at 660nm, and features a spectral bandwidth of 80nm. A hermetically sealed photodiode offers low dark current without the need for optical filters. Applications include fluorescence detection, color sensors, daylight sensors, light barriers, and medical diagnostics. Systems and operating parameters are from -30 °C to 85 °C, with a lead soldering temperature of up to 260 °C.

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