infrared-emitting diode

infrared-emitting diode

[¦in·frə¦red i¦mid·iŋ ′dī‚ōd]
(electronics)
A light-emitting diode that has maximum emission in the near-infrared region, typically at 0.9 micrometer for pn gallium arsenide.
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Each optocoupler consists of an infrared-emitting diode optically coupled to a phototransistor.