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Optoelectronic: Pertaining to any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer, or an instrument that uses such a device in its operation.

Note 1: Photodiodes, LEDs, injection laser diodes, and integrated optical circuit[?] (IOC) elements are examples of optoelectronic devices commonly used in optical fiber communications.

Note 2: "Electro-optical" is often erroneously used as a synonym.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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