This area cover defination of photodiode, working principle of photodiode and some basic question on photodiode works in circuit.

What are the types of photodiode?

There are 4 types of photodiode Avalanche Photodiode, PIN Photodiode, Schottky Photodiode and PN photodiode. Avalanche Photodiode: Avalanche photodiode technology is used in areas of low light due to its high gain. In contrast,

How do you bias photodiode?

As the applied reverse bias increases, the photodiode current increases sharply. The blocking voltage applied at this point is called the breakdown voltage. This is the maximum applied reverse voltage

How do I know if photodiode is working?

Insert the 100 ohm resistor into the breadboard and connect each leg of it to one leg of the photodiode. Connect the probes of the digital multimeter to the legs

Why photodiode is heavily doped?

Light enters the photodiode region which is not folded and causes the formation of electron-hole pairs. Under the action of the electric field, electrons migrate to the avalanche region.

What is photodiode responsivity?

The responsivity of a photodiode can be defined as the ratio of the photocopic current produced to the power of light that occurs at a certain wavelength. Responsivity (or radiation

What is a light dependent resistor

What is a light dependent resistor? a ldr is a photo-conductive material. when the light is exposed to ldr, the electromagnetic radiation is sufficient to excite the electrons towards the

Why is photodiode operated in reverse bias

Why is photodiode operated in reverse bias? a reverse-biased pn junction receives only a small leakage current. the photocurrent generated by the incoming light is therefore easy to detect. if