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.
Glass consisting of almost pure silicon dioxide (SiO2). Also called vitreous silica. Frequently used in optical fibers and windows.
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
Connectors and Splices
Correct Alignment Spells Success
Whether the job is splicing fibers together or connecting fibers to system devices, alignment is the key to success. This article explores the many ways to achieve that goal. Just as an electronic connector provides a pluggable connection between electronic circuits, a fiber optic connector provides an optical one. The goal is joining a fiber to a transmitter, receiver or another fiber with the lowest loss of optical power across the joint. Figure 1 shows a simplified example of fiber optic...
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
An organization dedicated to promoting and advancing science, technology and business opportunities for the precision optics industrial base.