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Definition: the technology of electronic devices that interact with light

German: Optoelektronik

Category: photonic devices

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Optoelectronics (also called optronics) is the technology of electronic devices that interact with light, which may be in the visible, the infrared or ultraviolet spectral region. Examples of optoelectronic devices are:

Optoelectronic devices are used in a wide variety of application areas, such as optical fiber communications, laser technology, and all kinds of optical metrology.

See also: quantum electronics, laser physics, silicon photonics
and other articles in the category photonic devices

In the RP Photonics Buyer's Guide, 19 suppliers for optoelectronic components and designs are listed.

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