Definition of photonics in English:

Share this entry

photonics

Pronunciation: /fəʊˈtɒnɪks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of technology concerned with the properties and transmission of photons, for example in fibre optics.
Example sentences
  • Spie recognizes optics and photonics as an important technological branch of modern physics.
  • The research is a prime example of work at the forefront of two strategic initiatives of the School of Engineering: information technology and photonics, and nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • There may be a move away from electronics to photonics, a merging of the two, as well as links to carbon-based systems.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pho|ton¦ics

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.