Unless you are in a very specialized field, the term optoelectronics may not be something you hear on a daily basis. However, this important field of study is something everyone utilizes every day and includes the transformation of energy to light. It also includes the reverse of this process, the transfer of light into electrical energy.
Perhaps the most commonly used form of optoelectronics is the LCD or liquid crystal display technology used on just about every device in the home. Other common uses of this science can be found in lasers and LEDs (light emitting diodes) as well the technology now making solar panels a much more viable option for collecting light and storing it as energy.
The key to understanding optoelectronics is really the variety of different ways that light and energy and transferred and used across such as wide variety of industries. With such a range from optical fibers to photocells, electric eyes and even switches and in optical amplification, including in hand-held electronic devices, this technology is only expanding.
Optoelectronics requires the use of a variety of highly specialized parts, including semiconductors and diodes that have to be created to very tight tolerances. Each part of these components has to be manufactured to the exact specifications without any surface variances or even the slightest deviation from the prototype and standard.
Think about the various components used in the telecommunication industry, in the use of optical fibers, and even in the lasers used in so many medical procedures. These are all designed very specifically based on the type of energy and light they are being utilized to transform.
Micro Molding and Plastic Optics Molding
Through micro molding, which allows specialized companies to complete molding within extremely tight tolerances, and plastic optics molding parts can be completed for any optoelectronics requirements.
Companies offering this specialized molding service use the latest in state of the art equipment both in processing the parts as well as in ensuring top quality assurance processes are in place throughout the manufacturing process.
As more and more devices rely on optoelectronics to operate, including tablets, smartphones, huge LED and LCD displays on buildings and even the specialized equipment your dentist and medical specialist uses, the more this science will become a household word. The increasing demand for these devices, as well as the benefits they offer, will only continue to grow.