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Quantum Electronics

Definition: an area of physics which is the basis of optoelectronics

More general term: photonics

German: Quantenelektronik

Category: optoelectronics


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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.


[1]A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-471-60997-1

See also: optoelectronics, photonics, laser physics, quantum optics

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