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LIDAR Balanced Optical Receiver


Ewing, NJ - August 13, 2002

Discovery Semiconductors introduces a new balanced optical receiver useful for LIDAR and eye safe free space applications, the model R205M. This joins the single input model R202 as specialty photoreceivers for the 1.2 to 2.2 µm light spectrum. Operating at 150 MHz (model R205M) or 3 GHz (model R202) with a peak gain of 20 dB, both receivers are offered in a compact hermetic package. The balanced receiver option consists of matched InGaAs/InP photodiodes and a low noise amplifier. Use the balanced receiver in coherent-lightwave link designs to eliminate laser relative intensity noise (RIN). Delivery is with the customer’s choice of optical input connector and a type K or dual GPPO/SMMP coaxial RF output.

About Discovery Semiconductors, Inc.

Discovery is a privately held US company that leads the world in production of ultra-wide bandwidth microwave photonic modules, including its latest products for 60, 65 and 70 GHz bandwidths. The company is recognized as one of NJ’s fastest growing companies for the third year in the row and winner of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Ronald Tibbets award for successful commercialization of contract research. Discovery continues to innovate; developing balanced optical receivers, optical receiver/microwave transmitter modules for wireless LMDS and wide bandwidth 2-micron wavelength optical receivers. Its products serve 4 market segments: Military, Fiber Optic Telecommunications, high bit-rate Wireless Communications and Custom Developments.


For additional information, including complete product specifications, operational capabilities and pricing, or to discuss your application in detail, please call Discovery at: (609) 434-1311 or fax: (609) 434-1317.

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