Photonics Dictionary® Plus
Definitions of photonics technology terms, abbreviations and acronyms. It is in the form of a wiki, so the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community – including you!
light-emitting diode (LED)
A PN junction device that gives off light radiation when biased in the forward direction.
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Refinements Enable New Applications
Beryllium mirrors are finding commercial applications, while maintaining their military and space applications. Refinements in design and improvements in manufacturing technology have cut costs and new coatings have enabled high-power applications allowing a three-fold increase in manufacturing process speeds and economics. With a specific gravity of 1.85 g/cm3, beryllium is the lightest metal that is workable. It is 45 percent lighter than aluminum and approximately five times as stiff. Its...
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