- the branch of electronics dealing with devices that generate, transform, transmit, or sense optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation, as cathode-ray tubes, electroluminescent and liquid crystal displays, lasers, and solar cells.
Origin of optoelectronics
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- (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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