Electrons and Photons


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Electrons and Photons
10106061011304Electrons and Photons
<emphasis role="bold">Introduction</emphasis> You will discover by measurement that all p-n diodes are sensitive to light, even if they are intended for some other application. A photodiode is a simple and inexpensive component that you will use to measure the particle behavior of light. This is a fundamental quantum-mechanical property o f matter, and is the effect for which A lbert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921.
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Thomas P. Pearsall: Photonics Essentials. Electrons and Photons, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export