What Is Photonics ?

Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light. Photonics underpins technologies of daily life from smartphones to laptops to the Internet to medical instruments to lighting technology. The 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. This page will contain links and resources to let you learn about photonics and understand its impact on the world.

Amplitude’s lasers are at the heart of the Photonics revolution: They create the light that is used to probe the secrets of matter and life, that manufactures tomorrow’s advanced devices and improve global health.