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A photodiode converts light to an electric current.

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Why does the high reverse bias voltage in a PIN diode circuit not damage the op-amp?

In this circuit designed to measure high frequency light pulses, the 30V high voltage bias input has a direct connection to the inverting input of the op-amp, despite also being connected to the ...
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opt101 (photodiode) adjust voltage output

I'm using the popular OPT101 photodiode with 5V. How can I scale the output between 0 and 5V (or as close to that range as possible)? Now the output is ca 0-400mV (maximum is room light here). I'm a ...
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Long distance required between photodetector and TIA

I have a circuit that incorporates a 40 channel InGaAs (IR) photodetector array (https://www.hamamatsu.com/eu/en/product/type/G8909-01/index.html). I have a TIA design using a LTC6268-10 first stage. ...
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Please explain negative bias and “a stronger field to sweep carriers out of depletion”

I want to understand what a comment means, and I couldn't ask in a comment. In this question, someone asked why use an op-amp with a photodiode rather than just a resistor. The answers and comments ...
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How would I have destroyed these photodiodes?

I was trying to fix a light sensor module and using a diagnostics tool for it found that 1 of the 4 photodiode sensors was faulty (it was reading 0xFF.) As I don't knowwhich photodiode corresponds to ...
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Which InGaAs photodiode to use? How to connect it to ADC? Which ADC to use?

I want to create small and reliable device that could measure concentration of some substances in liquid using Beer–Lambert law. It will contain 4 LEDs (550, 650, 950 and 1550 nm ones), photodiode, ...
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Automotive Lidar optical testing

What is meant by Lidar optical testing? The optical section of Lidar contains 1)Laser diode 2)Tx/Rx optics 3)Photodiode Whether it meant testing the above sections? If so,What parameters are tested in ...
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Photodiode and Phototransistor circuit

How can I design a circuit that characterizes photodiodes and phototransistors (as output/input)? That circuit should communicate electronically over an isolated link where one side runs a low voltage ...
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A light dependent current astable multivibrator

i have basic knowledge about multivibrators and how a photodiode is operated but i'm having trouble trying to combine them into one circuit. Suppose if i am to operate the photodiode on the circuit as ...
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Low precision flash detector

I'm interested in flash detection, what would be equivalent to 1000 FPS. High speed cameras that do this are too expensive and too heavy and provide too much information. In the long run I'm going to ...
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What is the response current of a photodiode to an LED emitting light at different intensities?

Let's say I have one of those conventional through-hole LEDs and I'm applying a sinusoidal voltage to it. From what I understand, at a given time, the same LED is either on or off, and to virtually ...
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Applying a forward bias to a photodiode to shift output

I am using this TIA circuit and photodiode in photovoltaic mode. I'd like to modify the circuit such that at zero light a positive voltage is produced at Vout. And as more light falls on the ...
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Design of a simple transimpedance amplifier for large area photodiode

I'm a mechanical engineer, who has the luck to design an easy transimpedance amplifier circuit to convert the current of a photodiode to a voltage between 0 and 5V (without really knowing anything ...
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Would this photodiode sensor work better in series or parallel?

I am working on a photodiode small object sensor that detects and records signatures of objects passing through an array of photodiodes facing an array of IR LEDs. I am connecting the photodiodes to ...
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Photocurrent in photodiode smaller than expected

I have a question regarding the usage of the phototransistor SFH 203 P, which I want to use for a project, where I need a small fall- and rise-time. The data sheet (I think) implies that if I use the ...
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Conditional analog sample and hold (analog override?) - circuit suggestion request

Preamble: I have a LED driven by an opamp-based constant current source (CCS). It works fine, I can set up current required and it is reasonably stable. The problem is, that LED forward voltage drops ...
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Photodiode amplifier circuits - why use an op amp instead of just a resistor?

Beginner question here. I've built a photodiode light sensing circuit in class and internship such as this one: I don't understand what it is doing over a simple circuit such as this one: Can anyone ...
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Photodiode Equivalent Circuit

I have some problems on understanding this equivalent circuit for a photodiode (picture taken from this article): The author states that: The equivalent circuit for a photodiode is shown in Fig. 1, ...
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LM324N transimpedance amp for photodiode: Too low output, smaller feedback resistor gives greater output, not lower

I'm trying to build an optical power meter using a photodiode in photoconductive mode and a LM324N OpAmp: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab However, the output voltage ...
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Confirmation of connection between TSAL5300 IR sensor and BPW34 photodiode

I need to check whether my NIR LED sensor and BPW34 photodiode connection are correct or not. Does my IR sensor have to be infront of the photodiode? I am going to place my finger on the IR sensor to ...
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Arduino - reading translated voltage gain from transimpedance amplifier

I implemented this circuit with a feedback resistance of 330 kilo ohms and a photodiode, which detects wavelengths in the infrared range. I used the LM358 to amplify the photocurrent into voltage gain....
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Is it possible to model a PIN InGasAS photodiode in a SPICE simulator?

I want to know if it is possible to model a InGasAs panchromatic PIN photodiode, in accord with datasheet, in simulator SPICE MicroCAP 12. Because the supplier doesn't provide a SPICE model. And if it ...
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Simulation of photodiode in Micro-CAP 12 [duplicate]

I am beginner in simulation S.P.I.C.E. and I use the simulator Micro-CAP 12 to simulate an electric schematic. I want to simulate the photodiode PIN InGaAs IG17-series and to monitor graphically the ...
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How to connect photo diode to trans impedance amplifier?

transimpedance example here I need to design a trans-impedance amplifier to amplify the signal from a photodiode to make a PPG sensor I need a signal to acquire from the wrist. photodiode I am ...
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What options exist for a for low-latency (<1ms) photosensor?

I'm wanting to build a computer keyboard-to-display lag measuring tool using an Ardunio: User places the photosensor right-up to their computer monitor. User presses a button on the Ardunio. The ...
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Q-value in APD photodetector

I try to calculate the Q value of APD photodetector with these parameters: $$R \hspace{0.1in} (response) = 1$$ $$M \hspace{0.1in} (magnification) = 10$$ $$k \hspace{0.1in} (ionization \hspace{0.1in} ...
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Vs1838B break beam problem

So im using ESP32 to output 38khz 40% duty cycle wave to ir led and connecting a vs1838b on the other side. The vs1838b works as it outputs LOW when i send a signal from my remote. Anyways, after the ...
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Finding value of feedback capacitor in a photodiode amplifier

I am tasked with the objective to design a photoelectric sensor. Being very weak on amplifiers & control theory, I am working on the basics of op-amps. Following this reference design by TI, I ...
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Do we use any filter after photodiode?

In wireless communication, we use a matched filter to suppress out-of-signal-space noise. After this filtering we do sampling. Otherwise, the power of noise is infinite (practically very large). In ...
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High gain and high modulation frequency photodetectors [closed]

I have been reading more into the gain of a photodetector and how the system works. We are picking up extremely small signals and need to use a detector with a gain of around 1.0 × 10^7 but preferably ...
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How to correctly connect op-amp to ADC

I have a SiPM connected to an op amp and then ADC. Everything works great except I am just guessing at what values to choose for R2 and C1. What questions should I be answering in choosing the ...
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Photon Shot Noise and an Ideal Photodiode and Ideal Transimpedance Amplifier

Light hits an noiseless photodiode and transimpedance amplifier. The light has photon shot noise. If it is relevant, lets say that the light is monochromatic. The photodiode, amplifier, and any optics ...
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How to amplfy µA from a fast photodiode with a bandwith of 10GHz

I want to measure faint laserpulses with a step slope (Bandwidth 5-10GHz). I have a photodiode which produces a photocurrent of some µA. Now I need a transimpedance amplifier to convert it to at least ...
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How to properly connect IR photodiode

I encountered some problems with the signal from photodiode and don't know how to connect it effectively. Datasheet can be found here: https://www.marktechopto.com/pdf/products/datasheet/MTPD1346D-...
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Amplifying photodiode current with BJT transistor

I'm trying to develop a kind of light detector. To do that, I'm going to use a photodiode and a bjt transistor to amplify its current. I found a circuit in this tutorial: which explains how the ...
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Photodiode to opamp

I need to detect if a monomode fiber loop is intact. To that end, I have a laser diode emitting max 10 mW (adjustable) at 1310 nm. At the receiving end, there is a matched photodiode (Laserscom.com ...
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Is the charge accumulation linear in time for image sensors?

Reformulating the question: Does the rate of charge of the pixels photodiodes in an image sensor depends of the previous accumulated charge? The pixel sensor integrates light during a specific ...
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Transimpedance Amplifier and Photodiode for BFSK

I am working on my first transimpedence amplifier circuit and am having some trouble. I have am looking to reconstruct a BFSK signal modulated on an LED. The BFSK signal uses a 50kHz sine wave at 80mA ...
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Does this high-bandwidth transimpedance amplifier ring (Multisim)?

I designed a front-end for the S5972 high-speed photodiode. See the following schematic. In Multisim an AC sweep analysis gives the following Bode plot: 1. Is the presented front-end stable? If not, ...
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Infrared Sensor for drug detection [closed]

I saw that there has been a push to make a drug detector that can identify cannabis since it has been legalized. I was looking at mouser.com and found this ir sensor: https://www.mouser.com/...
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Photodiode not working in reverse bias

I'm using a photodiode module, model: coaxial InGaAs, Gtel. I set it in reverse bias with 5V and tested it with a laser but it doesn't give any output voltage. Unfortunately I don't know the laser ...
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Nor gate using photodiodes and transistors doesn't work correctly

I'm creating a circuit for a robot to avoid obstacles. It is created without using any ICs. When the robot meets an obstacle the LED (at the right side of the transistors) should be off because of ...
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Phototransistor amplifier

In the following picture: I have screenshotted a picture of the front end of a phototransistor receiver circuit from Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius. It appears to be a phototransistor-based ...
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Big photovoltaic current

A photovoltaic cell is just a photodiode connected to a resistor.Now if simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I put many photodiodes in series , this would create a bigger ...
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How to design a transimpedance amplifier that can adjust to large voltage swings?

I am making a photodiode sensor based on one show in the image below which I got from this research article. The problem I run into with my photodiode sensor is that variations in sunlight create ...
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How can I increase the distance of a photodiode

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I wanted to make a fire detection system using a photodiode, comparator with potentiometer to adjust sensitivity, and an alarm circuit ...
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Photovoltaic cell creation

In order to create a photovoltaic cell all I need is a photodiode connected parallel to a capacitor right?
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Introducing SiPM Array to an Op-Amp

I'm working on a transimpedance amplifier circuit, but it appears that there are issues reading out a signal. The source is comprised of sixteen individual SiPMs in parallel with each other, ...
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mV difference not detected by LM741 opamp comparator

I've made this comparator circuit, it has a changing current going through the photodiode and when lighting changes sufficiently it should trigger a 5V signal at the opamp output terminal. When the ...
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OpAmp resistor to ground in feedback loop

I am currently tasked with improving the design of an electrometer unit. It was NOT designed by an electrical, and there are some questionable design practices. My question is concerning the first ...

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