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A blue semicon LED is connected in series with a 10ohm series resistor to a voltage source. The LED emits 4.03 x 10^16 photons/s at a wavelength of 400nm. The current flowing through the LED is 40mA and the voltage across the LED is 3.5V. Calculate the power conversion efficiency of the diode.

2. Relevant equations

Given,

Conversion efficiency = (optical output power / electrical input power) x 100%

electrical input power = IV (LED) + IV(resistor)

3. The attempt at a solution

Calculated IV for LED = 40x10^-3 x 3.5 = 0.14W

IV for resistor = (40x10^-3)^2 x 10 = 0.016W

so, electrical input power = 0.156W

Having trouble with finding the optical output power. I guess that it got to do with the LED emission and wavelength?

Does anyone know what is the formula for calculating the optical output power? I could not find the formula in any resources on hand. Thanks a million.

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# Calculating optical power output

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