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.
A lens used in the optical testing of an aspheric surface. It converts a spherical wavefront into one that precisely matches the surface under test. When the wavefront is reflected from that surface, it reverses its path and, if the surface is perfect, results in a perfect emerging spherical wavefront, which is easily evaluated.
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
Nanopositioning has enjoyed a blistering rate of innovation, both in new technologies and in rapidly advancing applications. The available array of powerful new technologies is good news for customers, but close partnership between engineer and vendor has never been more important.
Choosing the right nanopositioning system means, ideally, that the vendor understands the complete application, ranging from specifications for resolution, accuracy, travel and throughput to the development ...more
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
A professional organization which encourages development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics through its journal, Biophysical Journal, the Annual Meeting, smaller discussion workshops, subgroups, newsletter, and outreach programs conducted by Society committees.