Photonic Detectors: Defense and Aerospace Photodiodes

Excelitas has over 30 years of experience providing sensors for the accurate measurement and detection of light, heat, motion, and distance in mission-critical military and aerospace applications.

Excelitas offers a wide range of emitters and detectors for laser ranging and designating and proximity fuzing and laser warning systems, including the EXACTD series, detectors, and pulsed lasers. We also offer terminal guidance detectors for precision guided munitions and laser spot tracking, as well as emitters for target acquisition, ranging, and designation.

We address requirements with both standard (off-the-shelf) products and customer-specific designs customized to meet end-user requirements.

Excelitas’ EXACTD-362 module detects and provides highly-precise AoA information from laser range finders, laser target designators and active E.O. systems for driving effective countermeasures. 

Laser Warning Detectors

Excelitas is the world leader in laser warning detectors, including the Excelitas EXACTD series for ground vehicle, naval vessels, and fixed or rotary wing aircraft Laser Warning Systems. Excelitas Silicon and InGaAs photodiodes provide detection from 220 nm to 1700 nm. These devices are offered in...
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The C30927 series are quadrant silicon avalanche photodiodes, useful in a variety of tracking and alignment applications.

Quadrant Detectors

Precise beam positioning can be achieved by using our quadrant PIN and avalanche photodetectors. They are designed with 4 pie-shaped quadrant sections from doping process, thus reducing to almost zero the “dead” space between each quadrant. Their structure allows high quantum efficiency and fast...
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Excelitas YAG photodiodes are available in variable active diameters and polarity.

YAG-Enhanced Photodiodes

Excelitas is the leading provider of off-the-shelf and customer-specific YAG-enhanced terminal guidance detectors. Applications include precision munitions, target acquisition, laser spot tracking, and missile guidance. Our wide range of devices offer high speed, responsivity, and quantum efficiency...
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The Excelitas heated YAG quadrants include a resistive heater to further increase the responsivity at the YAG wavelength.

YAG-Enhanced Quadrant Photodiodes

Excelitas is the leading provider of off-the-shelf and customer-specific YAG-enhanced terminal guidance detectors. Applications include precision munitions, target acquisition, laser spot tracking, and missile guidance. Our wide range of devices offer high speed, responsivity, and quantum efficiency...
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Excelitas hybrid receivers can be customized to match your bandwidth and responsivity needs.

Laser Range-Finding Detectors

Excelitas is committed to keeping our troops safe and secure. We provide a portfolio of detectors and emitters that can satisfy a variety of laser range finding applications, from man-portable and fire control systems to unmanned air vehicles.