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.
amplitude shift keying (ASK)
In digital data transmission, the representation of a bit by change in amplitude of the outgoing signal. Amplitude shift keying is less sensitive than phase-shift keying, but can tolerate larger laser linewidths.
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A Boost from High-Performance Silicones
Ongoing advancements pave the way for high-power LEDs in broader application areas.High-brightness LEDs have found their way into applications such as signs and displays, cell phone flash modules, automotive lighting and general illumination. Some applications, however, such as solid-state lighting, and backlighting for flat panel LCD monitors and TVs, require higher-brightness LEDs that also run hotter and operate at higher wavelengths. This, in turn, places new demands on packaging...
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