light-activated silicon-controlled rectifier

Definitions

Electronics

  • A silicon-controlled rectifier which has a light-sensitive region which enables incident light to control its switching action. Such a device may also be controlled by a gate. Its abbreviation is LASCR, or light-activated SCR. Also called photo SCR, or photothyristor.
  • acronymLASCR
  • synonymlight-activated SCR
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