electro-optics

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electro-optic

The effects electricity has on optical materials such as a change in refraction or birefringence. The term was coined before "optoelectronic," but both terms are often used synonymously. See refraction, birefringent, photonics, optoelectronic and integrated optics.
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electro-optics

Those electronics that use visible or near visible light (e.g., infrared) for guidance or sensing.
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[5] Electro-optic coefficient: A coefficient that expresses the level of change incurred in a refractive index when voltage is applied.
These devices have an electro-optic coefficient of 10 pm/V, with a goal of 20 to 30 pm/V needed for production, he adds.
Peyghambarian, "Hybrid polymersol-gel waveguide modulators with exceptionally large electro-optic coefficients," Nat.

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