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  • Photonics Center Opens in Ireland
Apr 2006
A new photonics systems research and development center was opened Tuesday at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. Micheál  Martin, minister for enterprise, trade and employment, officiated. The $9 million center will allow Irish scientists to undertake major research projects and collaborate with the photonics industry sector globally, reported Radio Telefís Éireann, Ireland's public service broadcaster.

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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