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What Is Photonics?What Is Photonics?
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Photonics is the study of light and other types of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The impact of photonics on research, technology, navigation, culture, astronomy, forensics, and...
Prefixes for Binary MultiplesPrefixes for Binary Multiples
Prefixes for Binary Multiples The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 1998 approved as an IEC International Standard names and symbols for prefixes for binary multiples for use...
SI PrefixesSI Prefixes
International System of Units (SI) SI Prefixes Multiples Factor Name Symbol 1024 yotta Y 1021 zetta Z 1018 exa E 1015 peta P 1012 tera T 109 ...
Chemical Symbols for the ElementsChemical Symbols for the Elements
Chart of the first 118 chemical symbols for the elements. Chemical Symbols for the Elements Ac - Actinium Ag - Silver Al - Aluminium Am - Americium Ar - Argon As - Arsenic At -...
Greek AlphabetGreek Alphabet
Table of the Greek alphabet and what the letters are commonly used to designate. Name Capital Small Commonly Used to Designate Alpha A α Angles, coefficients, attenuation constant,...
Physical Constants & Conversion FactorsPhysical Constants & Conversion Factors
Physical Constants & Conversion Factors Length [I] 1 meter (m) = 39.3700 in. = 3.280833 ft = 1.093611 yd 1 kilometer (km) = 0.6213711 mi = 0.53996 nautical mi 1 micron (µm) =...
The Photonics Spectrum Reference ChartThe Photonics Spectrum Reference Chart
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Photometric UnitsPhotometric Units
Photometric Units SI Units Quantity Unit Luminous flux lumen lm Luminous intensity candela cd Luminance cd/m2 Illuminance lm/m2 lx Non-SI Units Luminous Intensity ...
Transmission Ranges for Optical MaterialsTransmission Ranges for Optical Materials
Rules of ThumbRules of Thumb
Photonics Rules of Thumb Scientists and engineers tend to want to answer simple relational questions with a blackboard covered with equations, even when questioners just want a rough estimate to...
Standard CIE IlluminantsStandard CIE Illuminants
Density to Percent Transmission Conversion TableDensity to Percent Transmission Conversion Table
Density – % Transmission (Opacity x % Transmission = 100) Density Opacity %T 0 1.0 100 0.1 1.3 80 0.2 1.6 63 0.3 2.0 50 0.4 2.5 40 0.5 3.2 32 0.6 4.0 25 0.7 5.0 20 0.8 6.3 16 0.9 8.0 13...
Angle ConversionsAngle Conversions
A chart listing angle conversions – Degree, Minute, Second, Radian, Milliradian, Circumference and Quadrant Angle Conversions Angle Conversions degree min sec rad mrad circumference...
Units of the Electromagnetic SpectrumUnits of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Coefficients of Expansion and Densities of Optical MaterialsCoefficients of Expansion and Densities of Optical Materials
Material Coefficient of Expansion(×10-6 per °C) Density (lbs/cubic in.) Aluminum 23.8 0.10 Brass (cast) 18.8 0.30 Carbon (diamond) 1.2 0.25 Carbon (graphite) 7.9 - Copper 16.2 0.32...
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