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 thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.
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.
Ultraprecision Machine Technology
Ultraprecision machining can be defined in general terms as the removal of material from a substrate utilizing a machine tool that operates at a resolution of 10 nm (0.4 μin.) or less. The machining process may take the form of single-point diamond turning or free-form machining. Although single-point diamond turning has been around for more than fifty years, the most significant technological advances first appeared in the 1980s. Today, diamond machining is a well-established and...
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
Technical professional society providing information on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. Fosters technological innovation, enables members’ careers and promotes worldwide professional community.