Welcome to, a collection of helpful resources for students, educators and researchers involved with photonics, the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.

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 videolight-emitting diode (LED)
A PN junction device that gives off light radiation when biased in the forward direction.

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.
Camera Resolution
Combining Detector and Optics Performance

INSTITUTIONS > Educational Institutions Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
University of Mainz
As a full university, the Johannes Gutenberg University offers a wide range of subjects to study. Students can choose from almost all fields of higher education: from jurisprudence and economics to social sciences, the humanities and natural sciences, from human medicine and dentistry up to an integration of music, the fine arts and sport that is unique in the German landscape of higher education.

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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