Definition of optoelectronics in English:

optoelectronics

plural noun

  • 1[treated as singular] The branch of technology concerned with the combined use of electronics and light.

    • ‘There are more than 1500 technical papers on topics including lasers, biomedical optics, and optoelectronics.’
    • ‘There may be fewer complaints about skills shortages now that the industry has shed thousands of jobs, but there are still dozens of unfilled posts in optoelectronics and electronic engineering.’
    • ‘One area in which optoelectronics may play a role is in developing sensors for biological and chemical agents.’
    • ‘Photonics and optoelectronics are interesting and important technologies that are relevant to many of these markets.’
    • ‘Another challenge is that optoelectronics is a mélange of unstandardized technologies and material systems.’
    1. 1.1[treated as plural] Circuitry constructed using optoelectronics.
      • ‘All known high performance optoelectronics are built on the rigid, brittle planar surfaces of semiconductor wafers.’

Pronunciation:

optoelectronics

/ˌɒptəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks/