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Definition of Optronics

Optronics Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory- Glossary of Terms
The electronic technology involving light and photons at all wavelengths between the far-infrared and the ultra-violet.  Also called "Optoelectronics".
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Optronics Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that source, detect and control light, usually considered a sub-field of photonics. In this context, light often includes invisible forms of radiation such as gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet and infrared, in addition to visible light. Optoelectronic devices are electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducers, or instruments that use such devices in their operation. Electro-optics is often erroneously used as a synonym, but is a wider branch of physics that concerns all interactions between light and electric fields, whether or not they form part of an electronic device.

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