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Photonics: Technical Applications of Light
Author(s): Wenko Süptitz; Sophie Heimes
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Book Description

A book of infographics that cover basic photonic concepts, jointly published by SPECTARIS and SPIE.

Book Details

Date Published: 15 May 2016
Pages: 104
Volume: PM913

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 points
Highest velocity
Undisturbed superposition
Light spectrum
Laser types
Shortest times
Highest power
Hidden realm of photonics
Shorter wavelengths
Window glass vs optical fiber
Mirrors vs laser mirrors
Laser vs the Sun

Chapter 3 Data Transfer
Optical fiber networks
Laser communication in space

Chapter 5 Medical Technology
Counting blood cells
Seeing clearly again
Seeing near and far

Chapter 6 Lighting
White LED light
Brighter with LEDs
Lamp specifications
Intelligent luminaires
Laser shows

Chapter 7 Traffic

This section covers the photonics of traffic.

Chapter 8 Photovoltaics
Solar cells
Solar energy

Chapter 2 Production Technology
Image of smallest structures
Precise laser drilling
Laser cutting
Smartphones thanks to the laser
3D printing

Chapter 4 Image Capture and Display
Camera lenses
Gesture control
Flat screens

Chapter 9 Environment
Optical measurements in citizen projects
Forest fire surveillance
Optical sorting

Chapter 10 Research and Technology
Photonics as an industry sector
Photonics around the globe
Nobel laureates
Economic impact of photonics
Photonics countries
Photonics schools

Chapter 11 Plus One
Photonics enthusiast

Chapter 1 Back Matter

This section includes a list of sources and the imprint.

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