op·​to·​elec·​tron·​ics ˌäp-(ˌ)tō-i-lek-ˈträ-niks How to pronounce optoelectronics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of electronics that deals with electronic devices for emitting, modulating, transmitting, and sensing light
optoelectronic adjective

Examples of optoelectronics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glass optics and optoelectronics in space telescopes can expand our understanding of the universe. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The startup’s first product is PTMaster, a phototherapy device that combines optoelectronics and signal processing to monitor jaundice in infants. Yue Wang, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 Unsurprisingly, after five and a half years of studying nano-optoelectronics, light-emitting quantum dots started to bore Anikeeva. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, 3 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of optoelectronics was in 1959

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“Optoelectronics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optoelectronics. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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