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Economic Development Of Photonics In Europe
Author(s): M. Grosmann; O. D.D. Soares
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Paper Abstract

Photonics can be considered from several points of view. Two of them are of special importance: the first one concerns the scientific content related to better understanding of light-matter interaction by use of computers and lasers to performe fast, accurate and care-fully analysed experiments. The second one is the technological content to be divided in three main areas: Measuring with light or through instruments where light plays a significant role. Emitting, sending, processing or displaying data with light or through instruments where light plays significant role. Transforming matter with light. Technological improvements caused by development of photonics systems are likely to have an important impact on industrial productivity. Consequently socio economic effects will de-velop increasingly. The present day situation is analysed in relation to the last ten years development. On the bases of this ten years time series period, the tendencies are infered for the near and longer future. Forcasting is made and it is demonstarted that the rate of economical growth of photonics is likely to bring this field to the role comparable to one which electronics plays today.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0370, Holographic Data Nondestructive Testing, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934914
Show Author Affiliations
M. Grosmann, University Louis Pasteur (France)
O. D.D. Soares, University Louis Pasteur (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0370:
Holographic Data Nondestructive Testing
Dalibor Vukicevic, Editor(s)

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