14 December 2010 Photonics: how to get familiar with it
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Proceedings Volume 7746, 17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; 77461P (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.882615
Event: 17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2010, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia
Abstract
Year 2010 brought the 50th anniversary of laser. Our century seems to be called the photon-century. Light in our lives plays both pervasive and primordial role. To describe the new role of today "interdisciplinary optics" a new term - photonics appeared. The term was coined in 1967 by Pierre Aigrain, a French scientist, who defined photonics as the science of the harnessing of light. Photonics encompasses the generation of light, the detection of light, the management of light through guidance, manipulation, and amplification, and most importantly, its utilisation for the benefit of mankind. Number of photonics applications proves its importance. On one side, there is a demand for skilled people with photonics training. On the other side, nearly everyone is affected by science in a way and it would be useful to have at least a basic understanding of scientific principles. However, it is not a brand-new idea, an effort to popularise new scientific achievements has still been present. The contribution is based on experience of popularising photonics to high school students and attracting undergraduate University students for basis of optics via photonics. The aim of it is to share and exchange experience.
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Dagmar Senderáková, Dagmar Senderáková, Vladimir Mesaros, Vladimir Mesaros, Anton Strba, Anton Strba, } "Photonics: how to get familiar with it", Proc. SPIE 7746, 17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 77461P (14 December 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.882615; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.882615
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