Electronic circuits provide the ability to control the transport and storage of electrons, thus making possible the transmission of digital information from one point to another. The performance of this transmission can be improved by means of photonics, a cross-sectoral technology which uses light in all of its many forms.
Photonics takes profit of many exceptional properties of light like high focusability, speed, ultra-short pulses and high-power. For this reason, it shows tremendous leverage for creating products in a broad range of industrial sectors. Examples of the use of photonics can be found in health care and life-sciences, lightning, space and defence as well as the transport and automotive sector.
Photonics21 is the European Technological Platform for Photonics
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