1-Source Electronic Components carries all types of diodes including laser diodes, photo diodes, bridge rectifiers, Schottky diodes, Zener diodes, and light emitting diodes.
A diode is a small two-terminal device used in electronics to control the current flow through parts. Most commonly, diodes allow an electric current flow in through one direction, and block it flowing through the other direction.
A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a semiconductor that emits a light when electronically biased in a forward direction of a p-n junction. LEDs are used as light indicators on electronic devices and as sources of smart lighting. Light emitting diodes have many advantages to traditional light sources, such as: low energy consumption, longer lifetime, robustness, and small size.Types of light emitting diodes include LED display and laser diodes.
Laser diodes are the most common type of laser. Laser diodes find wide use in telecommunication as easily modulated and easily coupled light sources for fiber optics communication. Laser diodes are commonly used in optical storage devices and for high speed optical communication. Another common use for laser diodes is in barcode readers. Visible laser diodes, typically red but also green, are common as laser pointers.
Zener diodes can be made to conduct backwards if the voltage is greater then the breakdown voltage. This effect in Zener diodes, called Zener breakdown, occurs at a precisely defined voltage, allowing the diode to be used as a precision voltage reference. In practical voltage reference circuits Zener diodes and switching diodes are connected in series and opposite directions to balance the temperature coefficient to near zero.
At 1-Source Electronic Components we are committed to ensuring that you can find all the electric components you need. Whether you are looking for laser diodes, light emitting diodes, Zener diodes or any type of obsolete electronic component we can help you find it.
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