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photodetector

(ˈfəʊtəʊdɪˌtɛktə)
n
(General Physics) physics a device used to detect or measure light or other electromagnetic energy

pho•to•de•tec•tor

(ˈfoʊ toʊ dɪˌtɛk tər)

n.
any device that converts light into an electric signal photoelectrically.
[1945–50]
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