Definition: an area of physics which is the basis of optoelectronics
More general term: photonics
Author: Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta
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Quantum electronics is not exactly (as one might expect) the part of electronics where quantum effects play a role (in analogy with the term quantum optics). Instead, it is an area of physics which is the basis of optoelectronics. The field of quantum electronics extends somewhat further, overlapping to some extent with solid-state physics, laser physics, quantum optics and photonics.
|||A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-471-60997-1|
See also: optoelectronics, photonics, laser physics, quantum optics
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Why not to insert a map/diagram of laser physics, photonics, optoelectronics, quantum optics – showing which is a part of which?
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This looks like a nice idea, but I am afraid that it would be complicated to arrange those terms in such a diagram.