Photonics Dictionary® Plus
Definitions of terms, abbreviations and acronyms related to photonics technology. This reference is in the form of a wiki, meaning the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community.
The movement of the eye as it focuses on details of a scene. Some imaging systems mimic this movement by small, rapid scanning motions of the sensor.
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
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Broadband spectrophotometers coupled with relatively simple algorithms can provide fast, nondestructive and comprehensive characterization of thin films. Designing devices that incorporate ultrathin films is an important means of enhancing yields. However, characterizing ultrathin films provides a challenge for mainstream metrology tools such as ellipsometers, interferometers and profilometers. One innovative approach is broadband spectrophotometry. When used along with an appropriate...
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
An international society providing technical data on engineered materials by publishing handbooks, source books and journals, and by electronic media and sponsoring conferences, expositions and educational courses.