I want to use a photodiode to measure light intensity, but I am not sure if the photodiode should be used in photoconductive or photovoltaic mode.
From my understanding the photovoltaic configuration will have a leakage current proportional to light intensity and the photoconductive configuration will produce a current proportional to the light intensity. Both seem like the would work for my application.
Will either configuration work? and is there a benefit to using one over the other?