- noun the scientific study of the properties and applications of light and other forms of radiant energy, including the generation of energy and information processing
- The science dealing with the generation and manipulation of radiant energy, such as light. It includes amplification, modulation, emission, transmission, deflection, detection, and reception. Photonics combines elements from various realms, including optics, electronics, and chemistry, and specific applications include lasers, communications, data storage and retrieval, spectroscopy, printing, and energy generation.
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