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A diode that exhibits sensitivity to light, either by varying its electrical resistance like a photoresistor or by generating a electric potential in the manner of a photoelectric cell.


(Electronics) a semiconductor diode, the conductivity of which is controlled by incident illumination


(ˈfoʊ toʊˌdaɪ oʊd)

a photosensitive semiconductor diode.
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Optocouplers consist of a light sensitive receiver that is a single photo diode, photo-resistor, photo-SCR, photo-transistor, or a photo-TRIAC and a light emitter, the LED.
Through a series of sensors, it can measure heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate variability and respiratory rate, in real time with medical-grade accuracy.<br />"You can see similar technologies to this in things like Apple watches or Fitbit, but where we differ from those technologies in the market is that we use camera sensors instead of a photo diode," Sanyal said.
Ursin, "Comparative study of afterpulsing behavior and models in single photon counting avalanche photo diode detectors," Scientific Reports, vol.
Containing the circuitry needed for these applications in one device, the sensor eliminates the need for additional light barriers and optical alignment of the IR emitter and photo diode. The device's small outline saves space and gives design engineers greater flexibility in where and how they locate the sensor.
This LC system incorporates the Nexera X2 photo diode array detector, SPD-M30A, which features high sampling rates up to 200 Hz.
The composite sensor is composed of five photo diode detectors placed on five different facets: left, right, front, rear, and horizontal facets, to constitute a cubic structure solar light detector.
We measured fluctuations of intensity of light beams provided by a light diode and measured with a photo diode. Values to register were numbers of events, i.e.
So long as the photo diode is hit by the light of an LD (laser diode), it constantly discharges the capacitor and prevents it from activating the relay.
The Sensors Unlimited InGaAs detector is a linear photo diode array with 512 pixels, optional 1024 pixels, each 25 x 500 urn tall to provide maximum sensitivity.
Subsequently, the light passing the pin diaphragm is focussed onto a photo diode through a split lens system.
O'Shaughnessy is also testing photo diode sensors that, by detecting reflected light, can help determine whether plants are stressed by lack of water or disease.
The scanner features front and back single-line photo diode arrays, (50 ppm simplex and 120 ipm (images per minute) duplex scanning speeds in letter, portrait and 200 dpi binary and JPEG modes, and 100 dpi to 400 dpi resolutions with a 256 level grayscale.