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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device that senses light.

Usage examples (34)
  • Serial transceivers use one 10-Gbps laser and one photodetector.
  • Using a unique process, Finisar grows the lasers on top of a photodetector, enabling precise readings and low power for optical mice.
  • He said IBM's photodetector can detect weak pulses and amplify them without adding unwanted noise, a previous problem with the technology.
  • The researchers say they used silicon and the element germanium to create an photodetector that is among the fastest and least power-hungry of its kind. for more
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