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Welcome to EDU.photonics.com, a collection of helpful resources for students, educators and researchers involved with photonics, the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.

DICTIONARY+ > 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!
Contains videolight-emitting diode (LED)
A PN junction device that gives off light radiation when biased in the forward direction.

HANDBOOK > Photonics Handbook® A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as articles presenting the basics of photonics technology. Topics range from detectors, cameras and imaging to optical components and positioning equipment and much more.
Beryllium Mirrors
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...

INSTITUTIONS > Educational Institutions Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
Northcentral Technical College

Light Matters Weekly Newscast
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