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responsivity
In a photodetector, the ratio of the electrical output to the optical input. Note 1: Responsivity is usually expressed in amperes per watt, or volts per watt, of incident radiant power. Note 2: Responsivity is a function of the wavelength of the incident radiation and the bandgap of the material of which the photodetector is made. Deprecated synonym sensitivity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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