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A semiconductor diode which, when exposed to light, generates a potential difference or changes its electrical resistance.
- ‘The outputs of the sphere photodiodes and also the photodiodes monitoring the source laser power were sent to an oscilloscope.’
- ‘Semiconductor photodiodes offer high-sensitivity and low-noise operation, enabling them to detect very low light levels; attenuating filters must be used for high powers.’
- ‘The receiver uses a photocell or photodiode to detect the light.’
- ‘The sensor consists of a silicon photodiode, with a pre-amp that gives enough signal for the voice channel of a small radio transmitter.’
- ‘The image source may be replaced by an eyepiece, a CCD camera, a photodiode, a quad cell, or a fiber port.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.