I have a question dealing with IR radiation pickup of a photodiode. There are 2 parts to my question, one which is firmly in the EE realm (question about circuits and component design choice), but the other question is a little iffy.

My question is something along the line of:

given a blackbody temp of X, what is the leakage current through photodiode D?

Is that still suitable for EE SE or is Physics SE more appropriate?

In general, is there a good "rule of thumb" on what goes on EE SE and what goes on Physics SE as far as sensors and "interfaces" go?


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This is still part of an electrical design problem and should fit here, but I have been wrong before.

The real gauge of such an item would be asking a question and seeing if you get an answer here. I hope you do, but I could be wrong. Generally such a leakage would be listed in the datasheet.

I agree, the Physics SE seems more about particle physics and less applied. Semiconductor physics is integral to electronics. – placeholder Dec 13 '12 at 19:19

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