is the study and application of electronic
devices that interact with light
. In this context, light
often includes invisible forms of radiation such as ultraviolet
Optoelectronics is based on the quantum mechanical effects of light on semiconducting materials, sometimes in the presence of electric fields.
Optoelectronics includes the following physical phenomena.
- Photoelectric or photovoltaic effect, used in:
- Photoconductivity, used in:
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