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photodetector

(foh-toh-di-tek -ter) Any electronic device designed to respond to, i.e. detect, photons of light or other radiation. Examples include the photomultiplier and CCD.
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photodetector

[¦fōd·ō·di′tek·tər]
(electronics)
A detector that responds to radiant energy; examples include photoconductive cells, photodiodes, photoresistors, photoswitches, phototransistors, phototubes, and photovoltaic cells. Also known as light-sensitive cell; light-sensitive detector; light sensor photodevice; photodevice; photoelectric detector; photosensor.
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photodetector

A device that senses light. It uses the principle of photoconductivity, which is exhibited in certain materials that change their electrical conductivity when exposed to light. See photoelectric, photocell and photodiode.
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Tapani Ryhanen, CEO of Emberion, said: 'Providing broad spectrum capabilities, without the expense of traditional InGaAs sensors, the VIS-SWIR graphene photodetector provides a digital output using Emberion's in-house designed read out circuits --without the need to translate analogue data with additional components.'
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Both APD and PIN diode were used as a photodetector with Ce1%:[Gd.sub.2][Y.sub.1][Ga.sub.2.7][Al.sub.2.3][O.sub.12] scintillator.
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The positions [P.sub.V] and [P.sub.H] of the laser beam on the photodetector are estimated in accordance with the voltages [V.sub.A], [V.sub.B], [V.sub.C], and [V.sub.D].
"high responsivity IR Photodetector based on CuO Nanorod Arrays /AAO assembly", Science direct, 19: 311-318.
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The latest grant will fund Phase II of the photodetector's development, which is led by Michael J.
In (1), [PHI](r, [theta], [phi], t) is morphology of rain drop, SPD is photosensitive area of photodetector, [P.sub.i](t) is received intensity, [P.sub.o](t) is emitted intensity, [P.sub.R1] (t) is reflection probability by rain drop, and [P.sub.R2](t) is signal reception probability at photodetector:
Figure 6 shows the dark current and photocurrent characteristics of the UV photodetector as a function of bias voltage ranged from -5V to 5V for Pt/ZnO thin films structure.