phototransistor/photodiode

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bwaley

Joined Jun 1, 2008
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what are the difference between photodiode and phototransistor. also give me their respective practical application.
 

bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
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Hello,

A photodiode is a "passive" semiconductor element, see the following page with a lot of links for more information :
http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/composemiconductorsphoto.htm

A phototransistor is an "active" semiconductor, see the following page (on the bottom) with a lot of links for more information :
http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/composemiconductors.htm

These pages com from the EDUCYPEDIA , this is the electronics page :
http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/electronicaopening.htm

Greetings,
Bertus
 
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