Meaning of photocurrent in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)ˌkʌrənt/


  • An electric current induced by the action of light.

    ‘The films generate a photocurrent under visible light irradiation.’
    • ‘The coating absorbs some of the laser's light, a percentage of which is made into a photocurrent.’
    • ‘In the previous study, the photocurrent was induced by continuous illumination and the results contained the contribution of multiple steps.’
    • ‘The amplitude gain is determined by the detected photocurrent, which is used to modulate the amplitude of the local oscillator.’
    • ‘Particle movement deflects the forward-scattered light and creates a photocurrent imbalance across the quadrants of the photodiode detector.’