SPIE has collaborated with SPECTARIS, the German Hightech Industry Association, on an English version of its popular Photonics infographic book, Photonik: Technische Anwendungen des Lichts – Infografiken.
In 2015, SPECTARIS and industry sponsors in Germany published the original, German-language book to promote photonics to a broad audience during the International Year of Light and to answer the question, "What is photonics?"
There was a high level of interest in the book from the technical community, and the collaboration with SPIE Press will permit sharing an English-language book, Photonics: Technical applications of light – infographics, with an even larger audience.
The book covers basic concepts in photonics as well as image capture technologies and photonics applications in healthcare, environmental monitoring, and displays.
There are also infographics on types of lasers (below), camera lenses, the economic impact of photonics, and photovoltaics, all to explain to scientists and non-scientists alike what the field of photonics is.
A PDF of the English version is available for free download from SPIE (19 MB) and at the SPIE booth at Photonics West in February.