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pho·to·de·tec·tor

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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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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.
Unfortunately, photo detector nonlinearities begin to dominate over modulation-device nonlinearities at high optical power densities.
This photo detector allows PASCAL to constantly test and monitor the laser power coming from the output beam.
The SP8053 features 20 photo detector elements, 130MHz RF and fast channel bandwidth and 10ns settling times.
Plus, intrusive refracted light is reduced from entering the photo detector diode when the black-colored mount is used.
Its major components are a laser diode, a photo detector diode array, beam shaping and splitting optics, and a voice coil controlled lens that can be moved up and down for focus and sideways for fine tracking control.
Since the sensitivity of beam detectors is proportional to the distance between the source and the photo detector, it is difficult to fit a useable beam inside a single smoke alarm for residential use.
There, a photo detector converts the light into an electrical signal, and a microprocessor performs a spectral analysis, which indicates the level of octane and MBTE present in the sample.
The most common channelizer of this type is a laser, which uses a Bragg cell and photo detector outputs as shown in Figure 3.
The new platform consists of a transmitter module, receiver module, and an ultrasensitive photo detector that can be embedded in a variety of end user devices.
A large part of why we are doing this is not to invent a photo detector, but to understand the processes involved in controlling carbon nanotube devices," said Leonard.
Sipex Corporation (NASDAQ:SIPX), has debuted the SP8053, a photo detector IC specially designed for DVD and CD writers that utilize twin laser modules.