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Optoelectronics is a technical discipline that deals with the interaction between light and electrons. In optoelectronics, elements convert electric current into light. There are also elements that convert light into electrical current.
Optoelectronic devices convert electrical and optical signals back and forth. Due to the prevalence of CMOS devices, both analog and digital signals are most easily processed and stored in electronic form. However, optical signals provide distinct advantages for high-speed and long-distance transmission.
The two key technologies for converting electrical signals to optical are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. LEDs use current flowing through a PN junction to emit photons. This junction can be engineered to produce any desired spectrum of light. Lasers also convert electricity into visible light, but can produce a coherent, more spectrally pure, and more powerful light source. Lasers require more electrical power than LEDs. A laser diode is a device that has qualities of both a laser and an LED. Converting optical signals into electrical signals is accomplished via a photodiode or photovoltaic cell.
VRG Components can source any electronic parts that are hard to find – in short supply (allocations), end of life, obsolete or have long lead times – especially optoelectronics. We do this by leveraging our extensive network of carefully vetted, reliable suppliers to provide you with the right components to meet your needs.
Our mission is to supply hard to find, high quality electronic components to maximize our customer’s production processes. With the ability to source components from more than 500 leading manufacturers we can secure the optoelectronics required for your project.