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or e•lec•tro•op•tics

(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈɒp tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of physics dealing with the effects of electrical fields on optical phenomena.
e•lec`tro-op′ti•cal, adj.
e•lec`tro-op′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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The technology associated with those components, devices and systems which are designed to interact between the electromagnetic (optical) and the electric (electronic) state.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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In view of the good nonlinearity and thermal stability, the developed polyurethanes would be promising candidates for the construction of electrooptic devices.
In the optical link, the electrooptic conversion is performed by a standard Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) biased at the quadrature point.
It is an ideal electrooptic modulator, which is conducive to the photonics integrated circuit miniaturization and integration and also provides a new way for the research of micro-nano optoelectronic devices based on silicon.
Mackenzie, "Electrooptic effect in a nano-crystals doped glass," Ferroelectrics, vol.
The first two FIFO channels relay information from the main LabVIEW program to the FPGA to control the galvo mirrors and fast electrooptic modulator (EOM) shutter, while the other two record information from the photomultiplier tube (PMT) to create a live image of the fabrication making the communication between the CPU and hardware near real time.
Now, we will introduce the mid-IR applications of langasite family in detail from two aspects: electrooptic (EO) Q-switched devices and NLO optical parametric process.
Sol gel silica materials have been extensively used in photonic waveguide devices such as electrooptic (EO) modulators [1, 2], biophotonic sensors [3], and other sensors [4, 5].
The new component electrooptic sensor was introduced in the transceiver by Shinagawa et al.
The strontium barium niobate [Sr.sub.x][Ba.sub.1-x][Nb.sub.2][O.sub.6] (SBN) nanocrystals have exhibited a variety of ferroelectricity [2-4], photorefractive [5], electrooptic, nonlinear optical [1, 6], and thermoelectric properties [7] which are potentially important for many applications in various fields.
To alter optical signals to electrical signals and to exploit optical radiation [4] photoconductors, phototransistors, laser diodes, photodiodes, electrooptic modulators, and other components are frequently employed in optoelectronic telecommunications systems.