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FDS1010 Si Photodiode
--Large Active Area
--Low Capacitance

Electrical Characteristics
0.450
Spectral Response: 400-1100nm
Active Area: 9.7 x 9.7mm 0.225

Rise/Fall Time (RL=50Ω): 45ns (5V) 0.225 CENTER OF
ACTIVE AREA
Bandwidth (RL=50Ω, -3dB,5V): 8 MHz (typ.)
NEP@900nm: 5.5 x 10-14 W/√Hz 0.520
FDS1010 DETECTOR
ELEMENT
Dark Current: 600nA max (5V)
Junction Capacitance (CJ) 375pF @ 5V (typ) 3.520

Package: 0.45” x 0.52”
ANODE(RED) CATHODE(WHITE)
ceramic wafer
30 GAUGE WIRE
(2PLACES)

0.025

Maximum Ratings CERAMIC SUBSTRATE

2
Damage Threshold CW: 100 mW/cm ANODE CATHODE
Max Bias Voltage: 20V
Storage Temperature: -10 to 60 °C
Operating Temperature: -20 to 70 °C

The Thorlabs FDS1010 photodiode is ideal for measuring both pulsed and CW light sources, by
converting the optical power to an electrical current. The Si detector is mounted on a 0.45”x0.52” ceramic
wafer package with an anode and cathode. The photodiode anode produces a current, which is a function
of the incident light power and the wavelength. The responsivity ℜ(λ), can be read from Figure 1 to
estimate the amount of photocurrent to expect. This can be converted to a voltage by placing a load
resistor (RLOAD) from the photodiode anode to the circuit ground. The output voltage is derived as:

Vo = P * ℜ(λ) * RLOAD

The bandwidth, fBW , and the rise time response, tR, are determined from the diode capacitance, CJ, and
the load resistance, RLOAD, as shown below. Placing a bias voltage from the photo diode cathode to the
circuit ground can lower the photo diode capacitance.

fBW = 1/(2π * RLOAD *CJ), tR = 0.35/fBW

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FDS010, FDS100, PDA55, PDA155, PDA255, PDA400, WS02, TM2448

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2 0.0 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 Wavelength (nm) Figure 1: Typical Responsivity curve using Thorlabs calibration services.5 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.7 Resposivity (A/W) 0.1 0.1UF RLOAD - Typical Plots FDS1010 Responsivity 0.Typical Circuit Diagram Noise Filter (Typical Values) FDS1010 + 1K 0. 2739-S01 Rev B 4/30/01 Page 2 of 2 .8 0.