distributed-emission photodiode

distributed-emission photodiode

[di′strib·yəd·əd ə′mish·ən ‚fōd·ō‚dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A broad-band photodiode proposed for detection of modulated laser beams at millimeter wavelengths; incident light falls on a photocathode strip that generates a traveling wave of photocurrent having the same wave velocity as the transmission line which the photodiode feeds.
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