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Forward and Reverse Biased Diodes Tutorial

Forward and Reverse Biased Diodes Diagram

The left hand diagram shows reverse bias, with positive on the cathode and negative on the anode (via the lamp). No current flows.

The other diagram shows forward bias, with positive on the anode and negative on the cathode, and current flowing from cathode to anode.


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