A detector is a device that converts the light falling upon it into a current or voltage that is proportional to the light intensity. The most common devices in current use for fluorometry and spectrophotometry are photodiodes and photodiode arrays.
MitoPedia methods: Fluorometry, Spectrophotometry
MitoPedia O2k and high-resolution respirometry: Oroboros QM
Contributed by Harrison DK, 2011-11-18
The definition should be extended to include other methods.