Definition of electro-optics in English:

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plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of science that deals with the effect of electric fields on light and on the optical properties of substances.
Example sentences
  • Israel also wants to increase cooperation with India in other areas, including agricultural biotechnology, lasers and electro-optics and information technology.
  • Awarded annually, the Gold Medal of the Society recognizes outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, electro-optics, or photographic technologies or applications.
  • At 40 Gbps, electronics and electro-optics must work significantly faster than in today's 2.5 - Gbps and 10 - Gbps systems.



Example sentences
  • The electro-optic tracking device, a passive infra-red electro-optic sensor, is mounted on the top of the turret in a spherical housing and is controlled by an operator at a weapon control terminal.
  • Other sensors that can help detect a submarine are infrared and electro-optic sensors, which are usually mounted on the nose of the aircraft and allow it to scan a narrow arc to the front.
  • Performance and cost pressures placed on electro-optic systems will continue to increase as battlefield demands increase.


Example sentences
  • They may be regarded as weapons which are air launched and guided to their target through the use of laser, electro-optical sensors, global positioning systems, or inertial navigation systems.
  • A 10 inch reflecting telescope provides common optics for infrared and electro-optical sensors.
  • Multispectral scanner systems are passive, electro-optical sensors that collect and digitally record reflected and emitted electromagnetic energy.
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