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optics US English

The scientific study of sight and the behavior of light, or the properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation

optic US English

A lens or other optical component in an optical instrument

fiber optics US English

The use of thin flexible fibers of glass or other transparent solids to transmit light signals, chiefly for telecommunications or for internal examination of the body

electron optics US English

The branch of physics that deals with the behavior of electrons and electron beams in magnetic and electric fields

electrooptics US English

The branch of science that deals with the effect of electric fields on light and on the optical properties of substances