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!
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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.
Photonics Packaging
Optical Communication Components
An examination of the packaging technology of photonic components for optical communication and other areas of photonics. Photonic components are key elements for the information technology (IT). Photonics technology covers the generation of information (cameras, sensors), its transportation (optical communication), storage (CD, DVD) and display (CRT, LCD, others). The high bandwidth and low attenuation of silica optical fiber enables long-distance phone calls and high-speed Internet...

INSTITUTIONS > Educational Institutions Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
Scottish Optoelectronics Association
A trade association whose members include universities and companies allowing networking, partnerships, technology transfer, lobbying, marketing assistance and provision of information for and about optoelectronics in Scotland.

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.

For more videos on optics, lasers, imaging, sensing, fiber optics, biophotonics and other photonics applications, visit the Photonics Media Video Gallery