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Opto-Electronics

Synopsis
Opto-electronics is the technology of the conversion of light into electrical energy and of electrical energy into light. Looks at both the domestic and industrial applications including the Central Electricity Generating Board’s use of heat-sensitive cameras for inspection of the national grid, and how also ‘temperature maps’ are used in the design of new power stations.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Uses
Sixth-form physics courses dealing with optics.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
fibre optics; heat-sensitive cameras; optoelectronics

Credits

Director
Peter Gaffney
Producer
Peter Gaffney
Writer
Ben Dickey; Peter Gaffney
Contributor
Norman Burrows

Production Company

Name

Software Production Enterprises Ltd

Sponsor

Name

Department of Trade & Industry Videos

Phone
01443 821877
Fax
01443 822055
Address
c/o Mediascene Ltd
PO Box 90
HENGOED
Mid Glamorgan
CF8 9YE

Distributor

Name

Software Production Enterprises Ltd

Phone
020 7439 9275
Address
Gresham House
4-7 Great Pulteney Street
London
W1R 3DF

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