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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 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.
quarter-wave plate
A plate made of a double-refracting crystal having such a density that a phase difference of one-quarter cycle is formed between the ordinary and extraordinary elements of light passing through.

HANDBOOK > Photonics Handbook A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
Antireflection Coatings for the Ultraviolet, Visible and Near-IR
Graphs showing reflection curves of common antireflection coatings  

INSTITUTIONS > Educational Institutions Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
Japan Society for Precision Engineering
An association providing information concerning the advancement and expansion of production and precision technology.

Light Matters Weekly Newscast
Learn more about the industry by watching Light Matters, a weekly video newscast on Photonics.com. Photonics Media editors deliver research news, industry highlights, tradeshow coverage and more.


For more videos on optics, lasers, imaging, sensing, fiber optics, biophotonics and other photonics applications, visit the Photonics Media Video Gallery