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Ultraviolet Detectors for wavelengths shorter than 400 nm:


LATEST NEWS: SiC photodiodes from sglux have the best aging properties under powerful Hg-lamp irradiation.  Comparison made to SiC photodiodes from Cree Research (legacy chips) and AlGaN from Genicom in Korea.  The study was done by the German PTB (equivalent to NIST in USA) and the report is available by clicking HERE.


Our Complete current brochure of UV Photodetectors can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking here.   (Please phone or email us for prices.)

Every UV measurement set-up includes a sensor, an amplifier, a read out and a means to power the amplifier and read out.  In addition it may include a sensor housing and interconnecting cables.  Of these items, the most difficult and time consuming to "do yourself" is the amplifier.  We offer a very simple solution consisting of SiC UV photodiode in a TO-39 package with the amplifier in the package - the TOCON-series of UV Hybrids.  Add  5 volts DC and a simple Voltmeter and you can immediately sense and quantify UV.  Click HERE for details.



Photonic Sensor Monitor
Photodiode Amplifier Connect  Photodiode Amplifier Dual
UV Photon Detector


UV "Probes". "Probe" consists of a UV photodiode in a robust housing with (or without) an amplifier. 

CLICK HERE for UV Probe info.

We offer SiC (silicon carbide) photodiodes, which are useful from 210 to 380 nm. Our SiC chips are made and packaged in Germany by sglux GmbH.


We also offer first-stage electroncs for these devices:

Model Description
Multiboard  (TWAMP) 2-channel mulfifunction amplifier board
AMPCON 4-20 converts 0 to 800 nA to 4 to 20 mA
Digiboard converts current to frequency


We offer GaN (gallium nitride) and AlGaN (aluminum gallium nitride) photodiodes, which are useful at wavelengths shorter than 370 nm BUT WHICH ARE NOT AS ROBUST UNDER HIGH UV DOSE as SiC. 

TiO2 is a material with 210 to 390 nm spectral response.  It has been discontinued by sglux.

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