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photon detector

detector of optical radiation which utilizes the interaction between radiation and matter resulting in the absorption of photons with the consequent initiation of an elementary event for each photon absorbed, thereby generating an output proportional to the photon number involved

Note 1 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-922 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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