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  • nano (n) An SI prefix meaning one billionth (10-9). Nano can also be used to indicate the study of atoms, molecules and other structures and particles on the nanometer scale. Nano-optics (also referred to as nano-photonics), for example, is the study of how...
  • optics The study of light – optics is the area of physics that deals with the generation, propagation, and interaction of light waves in the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths (or frequencies) ranging from that of the ultraviolet to the deep...
  • near-field scanning A measurement technique used to determine the spatial distribution profile of an electrical or optical quantity of interest which is provided by multiple scans within the near-field region of a component or device under test. In optics, this...
  • nanotechnology The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of...
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