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From light to electric current—The photodiode

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

Abstract

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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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESAT-MICASK.U.LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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