Marktech Optoelectronics Releases New Green and Red Dot LEDs – Just in Time for the Holidays

Marktech’s Introduces Standard Green Dot LEDs and Expands Red Dot LED Line-up

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epi wafers, and other compound semiconductors, today announced the release of their enhanced sharpness 25 and 50 micron green dot point source LEDs (MTSP-1358 and MTSP-1360) for reflex sights, riflescopes, sports optics, camera viewfinders, and other aiming applications. In addition, Marktech expanded their offering of red dot LEDs with additional micron sizes and package types.

Our green dot LEDs utilize a “true green” 520nm wavelength, which appears brighter to the human eye compared to a 650nm red point source with equivalent power output. Green dots appear “brighter” because the rod receptors in the human eye have the more response to 520nm green light than 650 red light. However, red dots are still desirable in many applications. For instance, if the background, foliage, or target is a similar shade of green, then a red dot might be a better option.

Standard red dot LEDs micron sizes include 25 µm, 50 µm, 80µm, 100 µm, and 150 µm. Red dot LEDs with micron sizes of 10µm, 13µm, 30µm, 40µm, and 60µm available on a custom basis. Our standard red dot LEDs are available in two package types: a 2.1×2.1 SMD Flat Lens and a 1.6×1.5 SMD Flat Lens. Several additional package type options are available such as chip on board (COB) and flex circuit. Marktech can also custom design package for OEM needs.

Marktech’s 2.1mm x 2.1mm package for dot or point source LEDs.

Marktech’s red dot-circle-cross reticle LED with individually addressable elements.

Marktech can assemble the red dot or reticle die into various standard and custom packages as well as chip-on-board (COB), rigid PCB, and flexible circuit assemblies. We have also incorporated our avalanche photodiode (APD) detectors in conjunction with red dot and display reticles for riflescopes, binoculars, LIDAR speed guns, and rangefinders with laser distance, speed, or range measurement capabilities.

Red Dot LED Product Applications
The typical function of red dot and reticle LEDs is aiming or targeting. The red dot appears within the riflescope or reflex sight. The reflected image of the red dot LED on the optical lens provides a virtual spot on the target. Unlike aiming lasers, a visible laser spot does not appear on the target, so the prey or target cannot see the spot. In addition, specialized coatings are used on the optics to enhance reflections or the red light wavelengths from the LED, which reduces the appearance of the red dot to prey, enemy combatants, or other targets.

While the recognized leader of premium red dot LEDs to the optical scopes industry, Marktech red dot and reticle LEDs find additional applications outside riflescopes and gun sights. Laser rangefinders and LIDAR speed guns often utilize a red dot aiming sight to target an object for measurement. Telescopes have a narrow field of view and require finderscopes or red dot finders to locate specific stars or constellations. An increasingly popular application of red dot LEDs is on cameras. A red dot viewfinder on a camera is helpful in the photography of fast-moving objects.
Red dot, reticle, and alphanumeric LEDs benefit a wide range of applications, including:

  • Riflescopes
  • Reflex Sights and Red Dot Sights
  • Illuminated Reticle Scopes
  • LIDAR Speed Guns
  • Optical pyrometers
  • Telescope Finderscopes or Red Dot Finders
  • Night Vision (NV) Devices
  • Rangefinders & Range-finding Binoculars
  • Camera Red Dot Viewfinders
  • Stage Lights and Spot Lights
  • Ocular Displays in Microscopes and Medical Optics
  • Displays in Smart Glasses, Goggles, and AR/VR Devices
  • Head-mounted display in scuba masks and helmets
  • Optical encoders
  • Edge sensors
  • Proprietary OEM Optical Assemblies.

Packaging Options

Marktech’s dot and reticle LEDs are available in various package types depending on the requirements of your application. For instance, our 25µm and 50µm red dot LEDs are available in both a 2.1mm x 2.1mm SMD packge and a more compact 1.6mm x 1.5mm SMD package. For applications requiring a larger package such multiple dot LEDs, reticle LEDs and microdisplay LEDs, we have 3mm x 4mm frameless SMD, COB, flex circuit, and custom designed packaging options.

Point Source LEDs

Our small 10 µm diameter red dot LEDs and visible or NIR point source LEDs can replace lasers in specific applications. They are also used as emitters in optical encoders, position sensors, edge sensors, light barriers, and other sensing applications. For sensing applications requiring higher power visible or infrared (IR) emission, Marktech has a series of point source LED emitters from the 620nm to 650nm in the visible band and from 750nm to 980nm in NIR band.

“We are proud to offer our customers what we believe are the best dot or point source LEDs in the market. Our innovative manufacturing processes and rigorous inspection ensure that every green, red or NIR point source we produce meets the highest standards of clarity, brightness, and durability. Whether you need a standard or custom red dot LED or point souc, Marktech can deliver it with speed and efficiency.”
Vince Forte, Chief Technology Officer

Consult with Us Today About Your Design Project Marktech has advanced optoelectronic engineering and manufacturing capabilities to design and fabricate high-accuracy red dot point source illuminators. Our manufacturing facility in Simi Valley, California, can precisely control the performance and quality of the green or red dot point source LEDs, reticle LEDs, and 7 or 14 segment LED microdisplays through our high-precision packaging and assembly processes. As a result, Marktech’s stock and custom point source LEDs have unexcelled sharpness, clarity, and are virtually free from any internal reflections or defects. Our green dot, red dot and reticle LED experts can tailor existing or design new products to accurately meet the performance specifications of riflescopes, gun sights, laser speed guns, camera viewfinders, finderscopes, and aiming products under design or redesign. Using Marktech Optoelectronics’ advanced LED reticles, segmented LED microdisplays, and green or red dot LED emitters in new products under development will likely lead to breakthrough designs in many sports optics, cameras, telescopes, rangefinders, and other optical assemblies requiring precise aiming and ocular or eyepiece displays of information. If you have specific technical or application questions regarding your design project requiring red dot point sources or illuminated reticles or are just interested in learning more about Marktech’s red dot LED and reticle LEDs, then please reach out to us through the following:
  • Contact our application engineers: [email protected]
  • Request for information (RFI) or request for quote (RFQ) form: Contact Us
  • To discuss your development project, contact:
    Vince Forte, Chief Technology Officer or [email protected] Tom Behringer, Vice President of Sales [email protected]

Buying Your Engineer or Scientist a New Photodiode for Christmas? 8 Questions to Ask When Selecting A Photodetector Manufacturer

Marktech’s innovative hybrid and silicon-InGaAs detectors.
Si-InGaAs photodiodes can enable broadband detection from 254nm to 2600nm

1. How extensive is the photodiode manufacturer’s product offering? Do their photodiodes have the wavelength sensitivity, speed, active area, and other performance parameters to meet your photo- detection requirements?

The supplier should have a broad enough product line to meet your current and future needs.

They should have photodiodes in their line-up meeting your application’s wavelength sensitivity, speed, dark current, and size needs. For example, Marktech produces both silicon and indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiodes, which provide a wavelength sensitivity range from 250nm to 2600nm – or, over the ultraviolet (UVB), visible, near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) bands. Marktech has an extensive line-up of photodiode detectors with these wavelengths with a range of active areas and package types. However, suppose the supplier only has one or few types of photodiodes. In that case, photodetectors may not be their main focus. As a result, they will not be able to provide as many choices, assistance in selecting the suitable detector, and guidance in developing detector specifications.

Marktech has 500+ standard or catalog detectors, LED products, and over 3000 customized products. Most catalog products are available immediately through our distributors, Digi-Key Electronics and Mouser Electronics.

In 2021, Marktech products became available in Japan through our latest partner, Rikei Corporation. Established 65 years ago in Tokyo, Rikei Corporation is a trusted trading partner and value-added solutions provider serving many electronic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and communications companies. Rikei excels in system integration and component distribution, leveraging superior procurement skills, deep domain knowledge, and expertise in systems technology and electronics for high-quality solutions throughout the project lifecycle.

Marktech also has sales engineering representatives in Canada (ARL Group), Israel (Militram), and France & Germany (Syscom-Prorep). Our extensive offering and ability to tailor products to specific OEM design specifications have long set Marktech apart from other optoelectronic manufacturers. For example, Marktech’s photodiode detectors have various wavelength sensitivity ranges, active area sizes, and package types including TO can, SMD, PLCC, through-hole, and hermetic SMD packaging.

2. Are they familiar with specifying photodiodes for your industry application? Can the manufacturer modify or customize their photodiodes to suit your needs?

Custom 64 element Si PDA for ice particle measurements on aircraft wingtip.

The supplier should be familiar with your application or ideally developed or customized photodetectors for similar use cases. Every application can have unique details necessitating intricate modifications to detector specifications to enable viable detection levels. Off-the-shelf or catalog photodiodes can be sufficient for less demanding applications. However, we have found in many cases that customization of a photodiode in terms of wavelength sensitivity, active area size, package type, and hermetic properties can increase the overall performance and reduce the total cost of your design. The custom component cost might be slightly higher, but reducing part count and simplifying circuit designs can result in a total cost benefit. In addition, Marktech can further customize photodetector designs by adding amplifiers, thermionic coolers, and LED emitter in the same package. Marktech can also apply anti-reflective coatings and filter coatings to windows or lids. Marktech has partnered with many OEMs to develop specialized InGaAs and silicon photodiode detectors for aerospace, analytical instrument, automotive, automation & industrial sensing, medical, and wearable applications. Our products can be found on satellites, top-tier automobiles, non-invasive medical diagnostic devices, position sensors, spectrometers, refractometers, laser alignment systems, and colorimeters.

3. Does the supplier produce LED emitters with your application’s wavelength, power output, and package type?

Position sensing, spectrometry, refractometry, LiDAR, security, and other industrial applications often use photodetectors in conjunction with an LED emitter or light source. Therefore, the manufacturer should have LED emitters with the wavelength and power ranges to complement the photodetector selected. Marktech has an extensive line of LED emitters to provide the proper light source for InGaAs and silicon photodiode detectors selected. Marktech’s testing laboratories can evaluate both emitters and detectors. In addition, our labs can customize or sort LEDs to tighter or lower variations in peak wavelength (±1nm). Our optoelectronics engineers and LED experts can further customize LEDs with packaging and assembly options such as flex circuits, COB, and PCB.

4. How long has the photodiode manufacturer been in business under the same ownership? Are they increasing in size, facilities, and capabilities?

The photodiode manufacturer should be a stable business. If the manufacturer has changed hands through acquisitions or bankruptcies, closed factories, or cut many detector product offerings, then the supplier may not be the best supplier. Instead, look for an established supplier with stability and expanding product offerings, capabilities, manufacturing plants and testing laboratories. Marktech was founded in 1985 by Mark Campito, a Navy veteran, who is still the CEO. Marktech has continuously focused on testing and invested significantly in creating world-class optoelectronic testing laboratories capable of analyzing photodiode detectors and LEDs. Marktech’s philosophy is that optoelectronics testing is crucial in maintaining product quality and consistency. In 2021-22, Marktech upgraded our detector and LED testing facilities in Latham, NY. Marktech also installed extensive burn-in test capabilities for component and assembly evaluations. In 2014, Marktech built and opened a new state-of-art silicon photodiode manufacturing plant in Simi Valley, California. Marktech Optoelectronics has continuously operated in New York State since 1985.

5. Does the supplier have a history of innovation, quality, and reliability? How often are new products added to their line-up?

Cutting-edge optoelectronic design require a supplier with innovative product and a willingness to customize and try new approaches, and expand the capabilities of their photodiode when required by a customer’s application. The frequent additions of new products to a photodiode manufacturer’s catalog indicates growth and innovation. Marktech is constantly adding new and innovative product to their portfolio of photodetectors and LED emitters. In addition, Marktech’s photodiode detectors are recognized and sought after for their integrity and reliability. In 2023, Marktech’s ATLAS Hermetic SMD Packaged InGaAs Photodiodes won the Best of Sensor award in the Aerospace/Space category at the Sensors Converge conference and exhibition. The award demonstrates Marktech’s ability to develop and manufacture high performance photonics products. Marktech’s award winning, compact hermetic SMD ATLAS packaged InGaAs photodiode (right) compared to a bulky TO can packaged detector (left).

6. Is the photodiode supplier an integrated optoelectronics manufacturer?

Ideally, the photodiode supplier you select will be “integrated” or manufacture the photodiodes device at the wafer level, dice the wafers into photodiode chips, package the chips, and when required assemble onto printed circuit boards (PCB, COB, flex circuits). Manufacturing integration provides more control of the quality and consistency because a single company oversees every step of the photodiode manufacturing process. There is no finger-pointing between suppliers, and any quality issues are quickly identified and resolved. New photodiode detectors are rapidly developed and delivered as well. Marktech is an integrated InGaAs photodiodes manufacturer. Our InGaAs photodiodes are fabricated on our Custom Designed MOCVD chambers in Japan. The InGaAs detector die are packaged, assembled, and tested in the same facility. Our Japanese factory has extensive optoelectronic engineering and photodiode design expertise.

Our InGaAs photodiode detector factory in Japan

7. Can the manufacturer fully test the characteristics of photodiodes and LEDs? What type of testing facilities does the manufacturer have for evaluating photodiodes and LED emitters?

The ability to test is essential in assuring quality, troubleshooting application problems, and simulating field conditions. In some cases, testing can show how variations in the application or use of a photodiode causes detection issues, which can be resolved through packaging, end-product design changes, or photodiode chip specification adjustments. Marktech has extensive expertise and laboratories for optoelectronic testing of both detectors and LED emitters.

8. Will the manufacturer be able to deliver in time to meet your design project schedule? Does the supplier have catalog or standard photodiodes available through major distributors? Where are their photodiode manufacturing facilities located?

Photodiodes should be manufactured in a country without supply chain issues arising from COIVD shutdowns, political upheavals, sanctions, or transportation problems. Ideally, your photodiode supplier should be located near your factory or within the same country. If the manufacturer has a catalog or standard offering of photodiodes, then these products could be delivered rapidly. In addition, while the specific photodiode might have to be customized for your application, a standard photodiode might help move the development process forward and collect data to finalize the photodiode specification.

Marktech has manufacturing facilities in Simi Valley, California and in Japan. We have extensive optoelectronic engineering and testing laboratories in Latham, New York and in Japan. Marktech has one the shortest delivery lead times in the photodetector industry for standard and custom photodiodes. Marktech’s standard photodiodes are available through Digi-Key Electronics and Mouser Electronics, so there is still time to order a new photodiode optical sensor for your special person.

Photodiode Supplier Checklist
Wide Selection of Photodiodes in Spectral Range
Can Customize Photodiodes to OEM Needs
Has LED Light Sources in Spectral Range
Established, Growing Manufacturer
Demonstrated Innovation & Reliability
Integrated – Wafer to Packaged Detectors
In-House Optoelectronics Test Lab
On-time delivery of Components

Next Steps

If you have specific technical or application questions regarding your optoelectronics design project or are just interested in learning more about Marktech’s silicon and InGaAs photodiodes, then please reach out to us through the following:

  1. Contact our application engineers: [email protected]
  2. Request for information (RFI) or request for quote (RFQ) form: Contact Us
  3. For major photodiode engineering projects, contact our U.S. factory directly: Vince Forte – CTO: [email protected], Barry Jones, Business Unit Manager [email protected]
  4. VISIT US AT SPIE Photonics West

If you can wait until after the holidays, then you can meet us at SPIE Photonics West 2024 in San Francisco Booth 237 to discuss your photodetection application with our experts.

About Marktech Optoelectronics

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), is a privately-held and veteran-owned leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LED emitters, silicon and InGaAs detectors, InP epi wafers, and other compound semiconductors.

Author & Media Contact:
Gary Kardys, Business Development Manager
[email protected]

Marktech Optoelectronics Announces the Launch of Innovative Quadrant Silicon Photodiode – MT03-072

Marktech’s New 50mm Active Area Silicon Quad PD

[Latham, NY, November 28, 2023] – Marktech Optoelectronics, a renowned leader in optoelectronic components, is excited to announce the release of its latest innovation, the Quadrant Silicon Photodiode, part number MT03-072. This state-of-the-art photodiode meets the advanced needs of applications such as beam centering, beam nulling, position centering, beam alignment, optical tweezers, atomic force microscopes (AFMs), fine sun sensors (FSSs), and free space optical receivers.

Marktech's new New 50mm2 Active Area Si Quadrant Photodiode MT03-072
New 50mm2 Active Area Si Quadrant Photodiode MT03-072

The MT03-072 stands out in the market with its unique packaging in a hermetic TO-8 metal can. This robust packaging is expertly engineered to protect the photodiode and maintain optimal performance even in the most challenging environments. It effectively prevents the ingress of oxygen, moisture, water vapor, and other corrosive gases known to degrade semiconductor materials. These attributes make the MT03-072 exceptionally reliable and durable compared to products in standard plastic SMD or non-airtight packages.

One of the remarkable features of the MT03-072 is its non-outgassing nature in vacuum, low-pressure process chambers, or space environments due to its all-metal package containing no plastic or volatile organic compounds. This characteristic is crucial for high-precision applications where outgassing can significantly affect performance and results or damage the detector.

The MT03-072 quadrant photodiode or photodetector are made using Marktech’s proprietary Series 8 SiPD process offering a responsivity range from 350nm to 1100nm, with a peak sensitivity around 940nm to 980nm. This broad range ensures that it caters to a wide spectrum of applications, delivering high detection efficiency coupled with low noise.

For example, near infrared (NIR) laser beams with wavelengths of 800 to 980nm, 940nm, and 1064nm are commonly utilized for optical tweezing biological materials like cells, bacteria, or spores. NIR light provide a good balance between minimizing photodamage, low interference with fluorescence imaging excitation, and producing effective trapping forces. Atomic force microscopes are used to manipulate cells as well as measure surfaces at the atomic and nanoscale. These instruments utilize NIR lasers and quadrant photodiodes for precise position measurement of their cantilever or probe deflections. Marktech quad PDs are ideal for optical tweezer and atomic force microscope (AFM) applications.

Quadrant photodiodes are also used as optical receivers in free-space optical communications systems. A laser beam transmits a signal to a quadrant receiver using visible, NIR, or SWIR wavelengths. Water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases absorb light at specific wavelength ranges. Optical transmission bands occur between these regions of high absorption. Typical NIR laser wavelengths for free space communications include 808nm and 1064nm (Nd: YAG lasers), well within the MT03-072 photodiode specifications.

“Marktech is committed to pushing the boundaries of optoelectronic technology, and the launch of the MT03-072 is a testament to our dedication to innovation and quality,” said Vincent Forte, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Marktech Optoelectronics. “We are proud to offer a new product that not only meets but exceeds our customers’ expectations in terms of performance, reliability, and environmental resistance.”

The MT03-072 is now available for order and is poised to set a new standard in optoelectronic components. Marktech Optoelectronics continues demonstrating its expertise and leadership in the industry with this latest addition to its product line.

For more information about the MT03-072 and other products from Marktech Optoelectronics, please visit Marktech’s Quadrant and Array Photodiodes page:
https://marktechopto.com/quadrant-and-array-photodiode-detectors/

MT03-072 Preliminary Datasheet PDF

For immediate assistance enhancing your latest design project with our standard or custom single element, quadrant, and array silicon photodiodes contact:
Barry Jones, Silicon Photodiode Business Unit Manager Marktech Optoelectronics
[email protected]

About Marktech Optoelectronics: Marktech Optoelectronics, based in Latham, NY has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of optoelectronic components for almost 40 years. The company specializes in LEDs, photodetectors, and related components, offering a diverse range of products for a variety of applications.

Media Contact Information:
Gary Kardys, Business Development Manager Marktech Optoelectronics
518-956-2980 [email protected]

Marktech Optoelectronics Expanding the Industry’s Broadest Line of Point Source LEDs with New Hermetic SMD Packaged Visible and Infrared Emitters

Marktech’s New ATLAS Packaged Point Source LEDs.

September 2,2023 – Marktech Optoelectronics, a globally recognized leader in LED and detector technology, today announced the pending expansion of its industry-leading line of Point Source LEDs with the introduction of the innovative Hermetic Surface-Mount Device (SMD) ATLAS packaged visible and infrared emitters. The latest innovation enhances the company’s position as offering the broadest range of point source LEDs in the market.

Picttures of Marktech's Domed Hermetic SMD ATLAS Package in two sizes - 5mm x 5mm of left side and 3mm x 3mm on right side.
Marktech’s Domed Hermetic SMD ATLAS Package – 5mm x 5mm (left) and 3mm x 3mm (right).

This development is part of Marktech’s ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge lighting technology that meets the diverse needs of today’s rapidly evolving digital world. The ATLAS package boasts superior hermetic properties, significantly enhancing LED applications’ reliability and longevity in spacecraft, industrial factories, wearables, automation, medical diagnostics, and other challenging environments.

“The ATLAS series, named for its robust design and comprehensive capabilities, represents the next leap in photonic packaging technology for LEDs and photodiodes,” said Vince Forte, CTO of Marktech. “With this series, we’ve incorporated our decades of industry experience to create a product that extends the lifespan of LED applications and dramatically improves their performance and efficiency – especially in optical encoder and photoelectric sensor applications.”

This latest point source LED innovation will be released later in 2023. The initial introduction will include aperture diameters of 50µm and 150 µm with wavelengths of 650nm, and 850nm.

Marktech’s ATLAS packaged visible and infrared emitters provide unprecedented quality, versatility, and durability. The airtight seal prevents moisture and other environmental factors from affecting the LED’s performance, ensuring high efficiency and long-lasting operation even in the most demanding conditions.

These high-performance point source LEDs come in various wavelengths, from visible light to infrared, making them suitable for a broad range of applications, including but not limited to optical encoders, edge sensors, photoelectric sensors, medical imaging, and optical communication systems.

Marktech’s commitment to innovation is matched by its dedication to customer satisfaction. The company offers custom design and manufacturing services, allowing customers to adapt the ATLAS series to their specific requirements, ensuring optimal performance for their unique applications.

“Marktech’s legacy is built on delivering the highest quality LED solutions for our clients,” Forte continued. “The ATLAS Point Source LED series is another example of our relentless pursuit of innovation. We’re thrilled to provide our customers with this groundbreaking technology that will redefine expectations and set a new standard for point source performance and durability.”

For more information on the ATLAS series and the complete range of products and services available from Marktech, visit the company’s website at www.marktech.com.

About Marktech Optoelectronics:

Marktech Optoelectronics is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of LED and photodiode technology. With over three decades of industry experience, Marktech has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative light detection and emission solutions that meet the diverse needs of its clients. Through their commitment to research and development, Marktech continues to shape the future of LED technology.

Press Contact:

Gary Kardys 518-956-2980 [email protected]
Marktech Optoelectronics www.marktech.com

Marktech Optoelectronics Wins 2023 Best of Sensors Awards in the Aerospace and Space Category

Martktech Wins in the Aerospace/Space Category for

High Responsivity SWIR Photodetector in Compact, Low Profile Hermetic Ceramic-Metal SMD Package”

Latham, NY June 22, 2023 – Marktech Optoelectronics, today announces it has won the Aerospace/Space category of the 2023 Best of Sensors Awards for “ATLAS Hermetic SMD Packaged InGaAs Photodiodes”. The awards program is presented by Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics and honors the best in sensor technologies and the sensor ecosystem, people and companies.

Images of ATLAS hermetic SMD packaged InGaAs and silicon photodiodes
InGaAs Photodiode in (1) flat lens ATLAS hermetic SMD package, (2) pigtail TO-can, (3) combined InGaAs+Si photodiode for 250nm to 2600nm detection in ATLAS package, and (4) dome lens ATLAS package

“It’s an honor to see our ‘ATLAS Hermetic SMD Packaged InGaAs Photodiodes’ winning the prestigious Aerospace/Space category of the Best of Sensors Awards 2023. We believe ATLAS packaged InGaAs detectors are an enabling technology, which will lead to new breakthroughs in aerospace, wearables, industrial automation, spectroscopy, optical communications, and medical diagnostics. This recognition reaffirms our unwavering commitment to engineering excellence, product innovation, and our dedication to pushing the boundaries of optoelectronic technologies. We aim to continue our mission to develop high-performance, reliable solutions that meet the evolving needs of the aerospace and space sectors. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire Marktech Optoelectronics team, whose passion and expertise made this recognition possible, and to Sensors Converge and Fierce Electronics for this acknowledgement of our contribution to the sensor ecosystem. ” – Gary Kardys, Business Development Manager, Marktech Optoelectronics.

ATLAS packaged InGaAs photodiodes combines two technology innovations:

  1. InGaAs/InP semiconductor innovation – The detector chips provide the highest responsivity on the market – to the best of our knowledge.
  2. Advanced photonic packaging innovation – The ATLAS package provides the hermetic protection of a TO-can in a surface mount device form factor – enabling high production runs of high integrity sensors.

The 1.7µm and 2.6µm extended InGaAs detectors from Marktech offer enhanced sensitivity and excellent linearity, making them perfect for spectroscopy, gas sensing, moisture analysis, optical pyrometers, and optical free space communication. In addition, the devices boast a high quantum efficiency and low dark current, ensuring optimal performance even in low-light conditions. These new detectors have an extremely wide sensitivity range. 1.7µm cutoff InGaAs detectors can sense visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wave infrared (SWIR) light or wavelengths from 600nm to 1700nm. 2.6µm cutoff InGaAs detectors can sense NIR to extended SWIR light or wavelengths from 800nm to 2600nm. The ability to detect light in the SWIR wavelengths has opened up new applications in medical diagnostics, food sorting, and chemical analysis. SWIR light also penetrates deeper into human tissue, which is helpful in medical diagnostics and wearables applications. The small footprint and shallow profile of Marktech’s ATLAS packaged InGaAs photodiode makes them compelling for wearable and point-of-care medical devices.

Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Technology – Sensors & Electronics said, “The innovation this year surpassed other years with new, innovative technologies as well as technologists doing groundbreaking work in the field of design engineering. We congratulate the finalists and winners on their accomplishments.”

Submissions were judged based on the value to the marketplace, the impact of the problems it solves or issues it addresses and the uniqueness of the design. Award winners were announced on June 21 at Sensors Converge.

About Marktech Optoelectronics:

Marktech Optoelectronics (www.marktechopto.com) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of LED and photodiode technology. With over three decades of industry experience, Marktech has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative light detection and emission solutions that meet the diverse needs of its clients. Through their commitment to research and development, Marktech continues to shape the future of LED technology.

About Sensors Converge
Sensors Converge (www.sensorsconverge.com), formerly known as Sensors Expo & Conference, got its start 37 years ago bringing together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces Fierce Electronics and Fierce Sensors, as well as daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.com. Stay connected with Sensors Converge on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Gary Kardys 518-956-2980 [email protected]
Marktech Optoelectronics www.marktech.com

Marktech Optoelectronics Showcases Latest Innovations at Sensors Converge 2023

Picttures of Marktech's Domed Hermetic SMD ATLAS Package in two sizes - 5mm x 5mm of left side and 3mm x 3mm on right side.

Join Us at Sensors Converge 2023 June 20-22

LATHAM, NY — June 12, 2023 — Marktech Optoelectronics, a leading provider of advanced optoelectronic solutions, today announced their participation at the upcoming Sensors Converge Show, taking place June 20-22, 2023 in Santa Clara, CA. The company extends an open invitation to all electronics, optical, photonic, and sensor engineers to join them at their exhibition booth to explore the latest advancements in infrared sensing and emission.

InGaAs Photodiodes in proprietary hermetic SMD ATLAS packages with dome and flat lens in 5mmX5mm and 3mmx3mm sizes.
 

“We are thrilled to be part of Sensors Converge 2023. This provides an excellent platform to introduce our cutting-edge developments in the field of optoelectronics,” said Mark Campito, CEO of Marktech Optoelectronics. “Our team has been tirelessly working to push the boundaries of infrared sensing and emission technology, and we can’t wait to share our innovations with industry professionals at this prestigious event.”

At their booth, Marktech will be showcasing an array of its high-quality product portfolio, including InGaAs photodiodes, visible & Near-Infrared (NIR) point source LEDs, Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) LEDs, and NIR emitters. These are pivotal for various applications, ranging from communication and sensing to biotechnology and medical diagnostics, offering unparalleled performance and reliability.

In addition to their product showcase, Marktech will also be highlighting their advanced packaging and assembly capabilities. The company’s hermetic Surface Mount Device (SMD) packages (ATLAS), chip scale packages, chip-on-board (COB), and flex circuit assemblies are designed to provide maximum performance in any environment. These advanced packaging solutions have been carefully developed to protect and ensure the longevity of the sensitive optical and electronic components, demonstrating Marktech’s commitment to product quality and durability.

InGaAs Photodiode Manufacturing in Kawasaki Kanagawa, Japan
InGaAs Photodiode Manufacturing in Kawasaki Kanagawa, Japan.

“We believe that our latest packaging technologies, such as the ATLAS hermetic SMD packages, are instrumental in delivering superior performance for demanding applications,” Campito added. “We’re excited to demonstrate these at the Sensors Converge Show and discuss how they can bring significant value to our clients’ projects.”

Marktech encourages all attendees interested in cutting-edge optoelectronic solutions to visit their booth at the Sensors Converge Show. Their team of experts will be on hand to provide insights into the latest technologies and explore how their solutions can help to overcome challenges in various applications.

For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics, please visit www.marktechopto.com.

If you have specific technical or application questions regarding your short wave infrared design project or are just interested in learning more about Marktech’s CSP SWIR LEDs or emitters, then please reach out to us through the following:

About Marktech Optoelectronics:

Marktech Optoelectronics, headquartered in Latham, New York, is a leading provider of optoelectronic solutions. With over three decades of industry experience, the company specializes in advanced and custom solutions for applications in sensor technology, medical diagnostics, industrial automation, telecommunications, and more.

Press Contact:

Gary Kardys 518-956-2980 [email protected]
Marktech Optoelectronics www.marktech.com

Register for Our Webinar – InGaAs Photodiode Detectors: Packaging, Performance, and SWIR Applications – May 10th 2023

Marktech’s Next Gen Hermetic SMD ATLAS Packaged InGaAs Detectors

Marktech Optoelectronics Inc. is pleased to announce a webinar on “InGaAs Photodiode Detectors: Packaging, Performance, and SWIR Applications”, presented by Vince Forte, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. The webinar will be pre-recorded and will be available for viewing starting May 10th through Photonics Media.

Forte will provide a comprehensive overview of InGaAs detector types, packaging, performance characteristics, and applications in the NIR and SWIR wavelength bands. He will cover the photodiode manufacturing process from InP substrate to packaged detector, the different types of photodiodes available, and how to select the right photodiode for a specific application. He will also discuss the key optical and electrical specifications of photodiodes and their importance in photodetection.

The webinar will explore the breadth of InGaAs photodiode applications, including medical diagnostics, sensing through obscured environments such as smoke, fog, and rain, gas and moisture analysis, optical pyrometry, and optical communications. Forte will also discuss the different packaging forms available, including TO can, plastic molded, pigtail, chip-on-board, and the hermetic ATLAS2.0 SMD package.

From left to right, InGaAs photodiodes in: (a) Hermetic ATLAS metal SMD package, TO-can, TO-can with TIA+TEC, and TO-can with detector+SWIR LEDs.

Forte will provide a comprehensive overview of InGaAs detector types, packaging, performance characteristics, and applications in the NIR and SWIR wavelength bands. He will cover the photodiode manufacturing process from InP substrate to packaged detector, the different types of photodiodes available, and how to select the right photodiode for a specific application. He will also discuss the key optical and electrical specifications of photodiodes and their importance in photodetection.

The webinar will explore the breadth of InGaAs photodiode applications, including medical diagnostics, sensing through obscured environments such as smoke, fog, and rain, gas and moisture analysis, optical pyrometry, and optical communications. Forte will also discuss the different packaging forms available, including TO can, plastic molded, pigtail, chip-on-board, and the hermetic ATLAS2.0 SMD package.

Vince Forte has more than 35 years of experience in the optoelectronics space and leads all R&D, applications engineering, testing and evaluation, custom design development, failure analysis, and quality initiatives for Marktech’s full portfolio of optoelectronics and LED technologies.

Marktech Optoelectronics is a leading provider of high-quality InGaAs and silicon photodiode detectors, LEDs, emitters, assemblies, innovative packaging, and custom solutions for various industries. With a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, Marktech delivers reliable, cutting-edge products designed to meet unique detection and emission needs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts! Register for the webinar now and gain insights into the world of InGaAs photodiodes and their applications.

Marktech Introduces New Line of 1.7µm & 2.6µm Extended InGaAs Detectors in Their Latest Hermetic Metal SMD (ATLAS) Packaging

Marktech’s Next Gen Hermetic SMD ATLAS Packaged InGaAs Detectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marktech Introduces New Line of 1.7µm & 2.6µm Extended InGaAs Detectors in Their Latest Hermetic Metal SMD (ATLAS) Packaging

March 20, 2023, Latham, NY, USA – Marktech Optoelectronics, a leading innovator in the photonics industry, is proud to announce the launch of its latest hermetic SMD packaged 1.7 and 2.6 micron InGaAs PIN photodiodes (PDs). These new detectors feature higher responsivity than most other InGaAs detectors on the market. The groundbreaking ATLAS brand package is designed to deliver exceptional performance and reliability for various applications, including spacecraft, aerospace, medical, defense, wearables, industrial factories, and more. In addition, this refinement of their ATLAS hermetic package has improved seal performance and reliability. A few orbiting satellites even contain space-qualified versions of the ATLAS package.

Marktech's Latest MTSM2601SMF2-150, 2.6um InGaAs Photodiode with 1.5mm active area in ATLAS package.
MTSM2601SMF2-150, 2.6um InGaAs Photodiode with 1.5mm active area in ATLAS package.

This new line of extended InGaAs PDs is specifically designed for harsh environments, providing unparalleled protection against water vapor, oxygen, and other gaseous contaminants that can negatively impact photodiode detector performance. In addition, the hermetic surface mount device (SMD) packaging ensures that these PDs maintain optimal functionality, even in the most demanding conditions.

Marktech's latest photodetectors - 1.7µm and extended 2.6 µm InGaAs photodiode detectors responsivity comparison.
1.7µm and extended 2.6 µm InGaAs photodiode detectors responsivity comparison.

The 1.7µm and 2.6µm extended InGaAs detectors from Marktech offer enhanced sensitivity and excellent linearity, making them perfect for spectroscopy, gas sensing, moisture analysis, pyrometerers, and optical communication. In addition, the devices boast a high quantum efficiency and low dark current, ensuring optimal performance even in low-light conditions. 1.7µm cutoff InGaAs detectors can sense visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wave infrared (SWIR) light or wavelengths from 600nm to 1700nm. 2.6µm cutoff InGaAs detectors can sense NIR to extended SWIR light or wavelengths from 800nm to 2600nm. The ability to detect light in the SWIR wavelengths has opened up new applications in medical diagnostics, food sorting, and chemical analysis. SWIR wavelength also penetrates deeper into human tissue, which is helpful in medical diagnostics and wearables applications. The small footprint and shallow profile of Marktech’s ATLAS packaged InGaAs photodiode makes them compelling for wearable and point-of-care medical devices.

Marktech’s latest ATLAS Packaged InGaAs Photodiodes are available in 0.3mm, 1.0mm, and 1.5mm active areas. Larger active area photodiodes provide higher gain, while smaller active area detectors increase response speed. In addition, Marktech can manufacture custom active area size for projects with sufficient volume.

 

Table showing Marktech's  newest ATLAS Packaged InGaAs photodiodes - available in 0.3mm, 1.0mm, and 3.0mm active areas.
The newest ATLAS Packaged InGaAs photodiodes – available in 0.3mm, 1.0mm, and 3.0mm active areas.

Benefits of ATLAS Packaged InGaAs Detector

The ATLAS SMD package offers several advantages over traditional TO-can packaging, such as TO-39 and TO-18. While both are hermetic packages, the ATLAS is a surface mount device that allows pads to be soldered directly to a printed circuit board (PCB). TO-cans are through-hole mounted, which holes on the PCB to soldered connections. Surface mount technology is superior for high-volume production board assembly, offering several benefits compared to through-hole technology.

Key advantages of the ATLAS SMD packaged 1.7µm & 2.6µm InGaAs PIN photodiodes include:

  • Compact Footprint (CFP) and Extremely Low Profile (ELP): These features make the ATLAS SMD package ideal for wearable and aerospace design projects, where photonics engineers are tasked with optoelectronics miniaturization and weight reduction, or improved size, weight, and power (SWaP).
  • High Responsivity: With a greater responsivity than most other InGaAs PDs on the market, Marktech’s new detectors deliver improved performance for mission-critical applications.
  • Versatility & Integrity: Marktech’s InGaAs photodiodes are suitable for various applications, including spacecraft, aerospace, medical, defense, wearables, and industrial settings, where harsh conditions demand high-integrity component performance. Marktech’s detectors are single-element, quadrant, and multi-segment arrays. They can also be packaged with Marktech’s silicon photodiodes for broad detection from extended SWIR to UV wavelengths.
  • Obscured Environment Sensing: When paired with the proper Marktech SWIR LED emitter, Marktech’s InGaAs detectors can sense through smoke, dust, water vapor (fog, steam, etc.), rain, and even select plastics. This ability to “see” or detect through dusty, concealed, or wet environments can be advantageous when developing advanced SWIR-based position, proximity, and other photoelectric sensors for mining, automotive, military, marine, paper & pulp, process plant, and security applications.
  • Increased Assembly Productivity – The surface mount device (SMD) form factor improves assembly throughput compared to through-hole technology, which can lower the overall cost of a product in high-volume applications. In addition, the smaller footprint can ease the PCB board design process.

TO cans versus ATLAS hermetic SMD packages comparison showing compactness and low profile of ATLAS package

“With unexcelled performance and compactness, our ATLAS packaged 1.7 and 2.6 micron InGaAs PIN photodiodes represent a significant breakthrough in the photonics industry,” said Vince Forte, Chief Technology Officer of Marktech Optoelectronics. “Our focus on delivering high-quality, reliable components for mission-critical applications ensures that our customers can trust in the performance and durability of our products, even in the most challenging environments.”

Marktech’s commitment to innovation and quality has made it a trusted partner for customers across various industries. The new, expanding line of ATLAS packaged extended InGaAs detectors is another example of the company’s dedication to providing advanced solutions for today’s most demanding applications. In addition, Marktech manufactures a wide range of silicon photodiode detectors in their Simi Valley, CA factory. The combination of excellence in InGaAs and silicon photodiode technology allows Marktech to meet detection needs from UV to extended SWIR. Marktech can also design and fabricate custom InGaAs and silicon photodiodes, including custom complex, multi-segment arrays.

Image of Marktech’s latest dual InGaAs + Silicon photodiode detector provide wide spectral sensitivity from 250nm to 2600nm
Marktech’s latest dual InGaAs + Silicon photodiode detector provide wide spectral sensitivity from 250nm to 2600nm.

For more information on the ATLAS packaged 1.7µm & 2.6µm InGaAs PIN photodiodes, silicon photodiode, or other Marktech Optoelectronics detector products, please visit Marktech Detectors or email us at [email protected]. If you have an active project requiring advanced photodetection, submit an RFI or RFQ here – Contact Us.

About Marktech Optoelectronics: Marktech Optoelectronics is a leading provider of high-quality optoelectronic components, assemblies, and custom solutions for a diverse array of industries, including aerospace, medical, defense, and industrial. With a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, Marktech is dedicated to delivering reliable, cutting-edge products designed to meet the unique needs of its customers. For more information, visit www.marktechopto.com.

Media Contact: Gary Kardys, Business Development Manager, [email protected]



See Us At Photonics West 2023

Happy New Year’s Wishes from the Marktech Optoelectronics team!

If you are attending SPIE Photonics West in January, then stop by our booth (#239) from January 30 thru February 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. SPIE Photonics West is the world-renowned event for the photonics, optics, emitters, and detectors field.

Marktech Optoelectronics will be showcasing both their well-established and newly released products and capabilities, such as:

Image of One of Several New 2.6µm InGaAs PIN Photodiode Innovations Launching in 2023. InGaAs photodiode packaged in gold TO can.

One of Several New 2.6µm InGaAs PIN Photodiode Innovations
Launching in 2023.

Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), is a privately-held and veteran-owned leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epi wafers, and other compound semiconductors.

Please drop by our booth or contact us any time if you:

  • Have any technical or application questions or need assistance regarding any of your optoelectronic design projects
  • Require validation of the optical characteristics (wavelength, power output, sensitivity) of your current optoelectronics components (emitters or detectors)
  • Are you interested in learning more about Marktech’s cutting-edge InGaAs SWIR detectors, SWIR LED emitters, ATLAS hermetic SMD packaging, silicon photodetectors, chip-scale packaging (CSP), or multi-wavelength & multi-chip (MWMC) packaging
  • Want to schedule a time to consult with our engineering experts at the Photonic West

If you have an urgent project or component questions: Contact Us.

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