Basic Electronic

Optical Components

Optical Components
These components change the behaviour of, bend, or conduct light and several optical components play an important role in photonic semiconductors.

Types of Components
Reflectors: Reflectors reflect some or most of an oncoming light beam.

Lenses: Lenses bend light. Important lenses are convex lenses and concave lenses. Convex lenses are used alongside semiconductor light detectors (for example they can collect and focus light onto a detector).

Filters: Filters transmit only a narrow band of optical wavelengths.

Beam Splitters: These reflect part of the oncoming light beam, and transmit the remaining part.

Optical Fibers: These are thin strands of very transparent glass (or plastic) and are used to send computer data or telephone calls via light pulses. The light travels through a core that is surrounded by a very thin cladding. Glass optical fiber cables are more transparent than the plastic counterpart.

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23 May 2006 Tue   
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