I think I get the idea of barrier or cut of voltage (e.g., 0.7 V for Si). So diodes start conducting after cut voltage. I have few questions for the cut off voltage
What happens if I increase the voltage to say 1 Volt? My understanding is the current will exponentially increase and may damage the diode. Is that correct?
If 1 above is true then is it fair to say that diodes are operated at around their cut off voltage?