# 17-25-038

photoelectric detector

detector of optical radiation which utilizes the interaction between radiation and matter resulting in the absorption of photons and the consequent liberation of electrons from their states, thereby generating an electric potential or current, or causing a change in electrical resistance, but excluding electrical phenomena caused by temperature changes

Note 1 to entry: This entry was numbered 845-05-33 in IEC 60050-845:1987.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-898 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12