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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 videodispersion
The separation of a beam into its various wavelength components. In an optical fiber, dispersion occurs because the differing wavelengths propagate at differing speeds. Also called chromatic dispersion.

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.
Excimer Lasers
Photonic Stamps with Micron Resolution
Representing today’s most cost-effective and dependable UV lasers, excimer lasers enable disruptive innovation in various growth industries. Excimers are pulsed gas lasers that deliver high output power and pulse energies in the ultraviolet and deep-ultraviolet wavelengths. This enables them to power applications that cannot be supported by other laser types. These qualities expand the range of applications and boost market demand in contrast to most other types of gas lasers. ...

INSTITUTIONS > Educational Institutions Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
Stanford University
An affiliates program that partners Stanford University with companies interested in interacting with its photonics students, faculty, research and teaching. Its main goal is to support photonics for the mutual, sustained benefit of teaching and research and its corporate members. Aims to connect members to the fullest possible range of photonics activities across multiple departments including Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Mechanical...

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

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