Photonics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses the science and technology of generating, manipulating, and detecting photons – the fundamental particles of light.
In early 20th century scientists began exploring the nature of light and its interaction with matter. The discovery of the photoelectric effect by Albert Einstein in 1905 and the development of quantum theory by Max Planck in 1900 laid the foundation for understanding light as both a wave and a particle. These breakthroughs paved the way for the emergence of modern photonics.
Today, Photonics has become an indispensable field due to its vast applications and transformative impact in revolutionizing various sectors. Of late, laser-based therapies, including laser surgery and photodynamic therapy, have completely transformed the medical field. Photonics is instrumental in the design and optimization of energy-efficient lighting systems, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and solar technology.
Particularly, a paradigm shift has come in the field of Materials and Manufacturing Processing with Photonics. It has upgraded the processes, leading to increased precision, speed, and efficiency. Photonics-based technologies have also enabled the development of advanced materials, such as photonic crystals and metamaterials, with unique optical properties.
Lasers are one of the most prominent applications of photonics.
They emit coherent, monochromatic light with high intensity and directionality, making them invaluable tools in scientific research. The development of laser technologies has seen remarkable advancements over the years.
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