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photodiode
A semiconductor diode that produces, as a result of the absorption of photons, (a) a photovoltage or (b) free carriers that support the conduction of photocurrent. Note: Photodiodes are used for the detection of optical communication signals and for the conversion of optical power to electrical power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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