Photonix, System and Components |
Photonic is the science oflight. It is the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting lightwaves and photons, which are particles of light. The characteristics of the wavesand photons can be used to explore the universe, cure diseases, and even tosolve crimes. Scientists have been studying light for hundreds of years. Thecolours of the rainbow are only a small part of the entire light wave range,called the electromagnetic spectrum. Photonics explores a wider variety ofwavelengths, from gamma rays to radio, including X-rays, UV and infrared light.