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CAO Group Restructures Optoelectronics Operation

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
CAO Group Inc. of West Jordan, Utah, has restructured its optoelectronics sales and marketing into three separate business units: components, solid-state signage and solid-state lighting. The company said that the change was made to deal with continued growth and to meet the needs of customers.



GLOSSARY
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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