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!
A hologram that is illuminated by a source from the viewer's side.
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.
Infrared Spectral Selection
It Begins with the Detector
An IR imaging system employing a narrow spectral band brings hidden images to light, broadening IR imaging’s applications. Spectral selection is a powerful tool that enhances conventional imaging tremendously. Most imaging systems, including the human eye, are designed to image light over a broad range of the spectrum. This makes the system more sensitive to the available light, but can often wash out details or information of interest.
By narrowing the color or spectral range,...
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
International Hologram Manufacturers Association
An association dedicated to promoting the interests of hologram manufacturers worldwide; and to assist customers to achieve security, packaging, graphic and other objectives through the efficient use of holography.