optoelectronics(redirected from Optoelectronic component)
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of physics that deals with the interconversion of electricity and light.
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(Electrical Engineering) (functioning as singular) the study or use of devices in which an optical input produces an electrical output, or in which electrical stimulation produces visible or infrared output
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op•to•e•lec•tron•ics(ˌɒp toʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk-)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of electronics dealing with devices that generate, transform, transmit, or sense optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation, as solar cells and lasers.
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