The ScholarGPS website collects information through the use of "cookies" or similar technologies in order to function more efficiently and analyze use of the website. You are free to restrict or block cookies as further explained in our Cookies Policy, however depending on the selection of your settings, the full features/functionality of the website may no longer be available.
Photonics is the physical science and application of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and sensing. Though covering all light's technical applications over the whole spectrum, most photonic applications are in the range of visible and near-infrared light. The term photonics developed as an outgrowth of the first practical semiconductor light emitters invented in the early 1960s and optical fibers developed in the 1970s.