Compact two-element transmission trap detector for 1550 nm wavelength

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Research units

  • VTT MIKES Metrology
  • AS Metrosert
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


We have developed and characterized a new kind of trap detector based on InGaAs photodiodes. The detector contains only two 10 mm diameter InGaAs photodiodes arranged in a transmission trap configuration with non-coaxial beam orientation. The detector has large active area, more than 9 mm in diameter, and a built-in linearity monitoring feature. One of the key advantages of the developed detector is polarization insensitivity - the difference in responsivity between two orthogonal incident polarization states is zero within the standard uncertainty of 0.3%. The spatial non-uniformity of the responsivity is less than 0.5% across the active area.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Infrared, InGaAs, Metrology, Photodetectors, Polarization insensitive detector, Transmission trap detector, Trap detector

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