On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:43:45 +0000, The little lost angel wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:04:49 +0200, "Deefoo" <nonono@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Google define:Photonics -> The technology of transmission, control, and
>>detection of light (photons).
> Actually that's the first hit on Google but it's Intel's definition
> "The technology of transmission, control, and detection of light
> (photons). This is also known as fiber optics and optoelectronics.
Apparently, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photonics has the same idea:
"The science of photonics includes the emission, transmission,
amplification, detection, modulation, and switching of light. Photonic
devices include optoelectronic devices such as lasers and
photodetectors, as well as optical fiber, photonic crystals, planar
waveguides and other passive optical elements."