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pho·to·de·tec·tor

(fō'tō-dĕ-tĕk'tŏr)
A device in a spectrophotometer that responds to photons in a manner usually proportional to the number of photons striking its light-sensitive surface.
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A measurement test board with FPGA and LIDAR control board is produced for pulse laser emitters, avalanche photo detectors (APDs), TDC control and received optical signal error correction signal processing.
Then, the light passes to the photo detector which is also act as an inverse transducer convert optical signal into electrical signal.
Here h, [empty set], [theta], [PHI] is the height of the room, angle of irradiation, incidence and half angle of the field of view (FOV) regarding optical photo detector respectively while [T.sub.s] ([theta]) is the gain of the optical filter and g([theta]) is the concentrator gain.
Therefore, 1 k [ohm] resistor is selected to shunt with photo detector to enhance the linearity and precision of the proposed circuit.
The unit uses a light source (LED), an optical sensor probe and a photo detector. Pulsed light from the LED is sent down a fiber optic cable to the sensor probe (optode) where the energy from the light is absorbed by an indicator dye.
The receiver is a photo detector that converts the signals back into electrical pulses.
In addition to feedback built into the galvanometer, the laser beam is split and directed to an internal photo detector, which is constantly read by another analog input channel on the DAQ board.
Once a scanning laser and photo detector locates a video camera, the system would flash a thin beam of visible white light directly at the CCD.
Development platforms include the Atmel AT78C4050 and AT78C300 7 Motor Driver, Flash memory, Laser Diode Driver Integrated Circuit (LDDIC) and Photo Detector Integrated Circuit (PDIC).
Sipex Corporation (NASDAQ:SIPX), has unveiled the SP8053, a photo detector IC specially designed for DVD and CD writers that utilize twin laser modules.
Eavesdropping on the photons, such as setting up a photo detector to read the code, disrupts them, making the codes unusable and alerting the network to the snooper.
The measured values were expressed as percentage of normalized data with respect to the maximum reflectance value when the source fibre was held directly at the photo detector. These normalized backscattered intensity (NBI) values were plotted against the radial distance from the source entry point.