Hamamatsu Photonics introduce a new 870nm LED, the L11368 to their range of high quality LEDs. This new LED features a special microball lens that is bonded to the LED chip surface, with an additional mini-lens within the can package to make a very narrow emission beam.
This process allows for highly efficient input of the beam into an optical fibre. The new device features a cut-off frequency of 50Mhz and a high fibre end output of 65µW. The new LED is packaged in a high reliability TO can.
The high speed and output power make the L11368 an ideal and affordable solution for optical fibre communications.