From light to electric current—The photodiode

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP, volume 5)


The first task of an optical receiver is to convert the signal from the optical domain to the electrical domain. This is performed by the photodiode which is discussed thoroughly in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESAT-MICASK.U.LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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