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Upbeat Mood at Laser Conference

Photonics Spectra
Aug 2011
Laser World of Photonics 2011, a laser and photonics trade fair and congress held in Munich, Germany, in May, set a record with a 6 percent increase in exhibitors (1100) and an 8 percent increase in attendees (27,500), representing 80 countries. The largest growth areas were in the medical, biophotonics, renewable energies and electromobility fields.


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photonics
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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