Welcome to Discovery Semiconductors: SWIR InGaAs Photodiodes and Photoreceivers for Space


Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. is an industry leader in manufacturing ultrafast, high optical power handling InGaAs photodetectors, RF over fiber optical receivers, balanced optical receivers, extended wavelength photodetectors, and several custom products for applications ranging from analog RF links to ultrafast digital communications. Discovery began operations in 1993 and has grown into a global enterprise by leading the market with high-technology products for 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gb applications. Discovery's instrumentation and systems include the Lab Buddy and Optical Coherent Receiver System. Since 1998, Discovery Semiconductors maintains a world class clean room facility for manufacturing high reliability products for telecom, datacom, avionics and aerospace applications. Discovery Semiconductors’ offers 20+ different Photodiodes and Photoreceievrs for your Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) space missions to LEO, GEO, Moon, Mars, and beyond, for applications such as Sensing, Optical Communications, RF Photonics, LIDAR, and Laser Interferometry. RF Bandwidths available from few MHz to several GHz. Honoree for 2020 and 2021 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award.

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Space Qualified InGaAs Quad PD + TIA Photoreceivers


The Space Qualified InGaAs Quad PD + TIA Photoreceivers from Discovery Semiconductors Inc. offers a large active area diameter; small photodiode capacitance; small crosstalk between adjacent quadrants; resilient to radiation for space qualification; and comprehensively tested for radiation background for the space environment.

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