The online Photonics Dictionary® Plus is in the form of a wiki, meaning the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community.
It contains more than 6000 industry-related terms, along with acronyms, abbreviations and illustrations, even a few videos.
For example, the term ‘photonics’ is described as:
“The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and information processing.”