Spie Press BookPhotonics: Technical Applications of Light
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A book of infographics that cover basic photonic concepts, jointly published by SPECTARIS and SPIE.
Date Published: 15 May 2016
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1 Front Matter
This section includes the cover, the sponsorship acknowledgments, and the table of contents.
Chapter 1 Basics
What is photonics?Smallest pointsHighest velocityUndisturbed superpositionLight spectrumLaser typesShortest timesHighest powerHidden realm of photonicsShorter wavelengthsWindow glass vs optical fiberMirrors vs laser mirrorsLaser vs the Sun
Chapter 3 Data Transfer
Optical fiber networksQR-codesLaser communication in space
Chapter 5 Medical Technology
Counting blood cellsEndoscopySeeing clearly againSeeing near and far
Chapter 6 Lighting
White LED lightBrighter with LEDsLamp specificationsIntelligent luminairesLaser shows
Chapter 7 Traffic
This section covers the photonics of traffic.
Chapter 8 Photovoltaics
Solar cellsSolar energy
Chapter 2 Production Technology
Image of smallest structuresPrecise laser drillingLaser cuttingSmartphones thanks to the laser3D printing
Chapter 4 Image Capture and Display
LCD vs OLEDCamera lensesGesture controlFlat screens
Chapter 9 Environment
Optical measurements in citizen projectsForest fire surveillanceOptical sorting
Chapter 10 Research and Technology
Photonics as an industry sectorPhotonics around the globeNobel laureatesEconomic impact of photonicsPhotonics countriesPhotonics schools
Chapter 11 Plus One
Chapter 1 Back Matter
This section includes a list of sources and the imprint.