• John Watson
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (PAMAS)


Although devices that combine light with electronics are by no means new, the name ‘optoelectronics’ was coined within the last twenty years. The same revolution that replaced the valve with the transistor, and subsequently complex transistor circuits, produced an increase in the number and types of devices combining light and electronics. The term ‘optoelectronic’ came into use as a description for what has now become a large and important branch of electronic technology.


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© John Watson 1996

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