Photonics: a beaming tool in industrial manufacturing
10 Jul 2019323 KB
Photonics describes the process of generating, transmitting and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy. Cutting-edge lasers, optics, fiber-optics and electro-optical devices are all used for photonics. Such is its influence and potential that the European Commission defined photonics as one of five European Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in September 2009. But which manufacturing industries can benefit from its technology?