Hello all, I'm a new Mechanical engineering graduate student who needs help using a photodiode. I'd like to rig up some kind of circuit that will let me measure the intensity of laser light. This is kind of a new area for me haven't really done anything like this before so forgive me if I come off as uninformed. Anyway I guess my basic questions are: 1) In addition to the photodiode what other components would I need? 2) Can you recommend any resources that would aid me? 3) Is there perhaps a simpler alternative than a photodiode circuit? Thanks all for the help in advance!