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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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Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, to offer the ability to obtain custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimized to meet customer specifications.
The availability of such photodetectors for use at room temperature would offer new and important applications and will certainly have potential to replace current inorganic sensors, which operate at very low temperatures," Gong said, adding that the novel technology holds promising advancements that span from photodetectors for medical devices to sensors used in automobiles.
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London, Oct 18 (ANI): Bendy, stretchy and biocompatible arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and photodetectors would soon be used to light inside the body to activate drugs or monitor medical conditions.
Conventional avalanche photodetectors are not able to detect fast optical signals because the avalanche builds slowly.
The book's 15 chapters cover topics such as high pressure bulk crystal growth of (Ga,Al)N, fabrication of GaN light emitting diodes by laser-off technique, high-resolution electron microscopy observations of GaN-based laser diodes, and growth and development of III-Nitride photodetectors.
So far, evidence from prototype solar cells and photodetectors suggests that the newfound effect can indeed improve cells' power outputs.
All refractometers prior to the Optilab rEX use two photodetectors, whereas the Optilab rEX uses 512 photodetectors in one photodiode array.
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