from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Unwanted current or signal in a photodetector in the absence of incident light, resulting from thermally excited electrons or leakage of current along the current path.

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  • noun physics The temperature-dependant current that flows in a photodetector when no light is shining on it


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