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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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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.
Peyghambarian, "Hybrid polymersol-gel waveguide modulators with exceptionally large electro-optic coefficients," Nat.

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