Definitions of terms, abbreviations and acronyms related to photonics technology. This reference is in the form of a wiki, meaning the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community.
The laser inside an enclosed laser device. Usually, an embedded laser is a laser that exceeds its MPE but is classified as Class 1 or 2 because the enclosure prevents humans from coming into contact with the beam. Laser printers and CD players contain embedded lasers.
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
Standard CIE Illuminants
Listings of societies, associations, universities and research centers worldwide involved in fostering the education and growth of the photonics industry.
GIFO Groupement des Industries Francaises de I’Optique
A trade association of manufacturers of ophthalmic optics, optronics and precision instruments.