What is Photonics in general?

In general, photonics is the science of photons aka the basic units of light. Photonics explains how these basic units of light are transmitted and how they behave. For example, in case of fiber optics (RFoF). Over the years, we as RFOptic have received requests to explain the connection between photonics and Fiber Optic. That’s why we have collected the following list of tutorials and explanation in video format.

What is photonics more specifically? And why should we care?

Rochester NY will be home to an integrated photonics manufacturing hub. This video explains photonics for people living in the community. (Duration: 2:03 minutes)

Is there a bright future with photonics

Yes, as Prof. Cather Simpson of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, explains in this video that illustrates how the Photon Factory’s students and staff are finding new ways to harness and exploit light. (Duration: 4:65 minutes)

How do fiber optic cables work?

In this video, Bill the Engineer Guy explains to laymen how Fiber Optic Cables work.(Duration: 5:35 minutes)

What are the basics of optic fiber?

In this video, Corning Incorporated (that manufactures fiber optic cables) gives a short tutorial covering the basics of optical fiber, its composition and its capabilities. (Duration: 5:45 minutes)

What are possibilities in the field of photonics?

In this video, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) outlines the exciting possibilities in the field of photonics. (Duration: 5:20 minutes)

What is new in photonics research?

This video explains new photonics research that has the potential to completely change the way we process, transmit and distribute data. (Duration: 7:45 minutes)

Could we live without photonics?

This video explains what our lives would be like without photonics. (Duration: 8:29 minutes)

What is the linguage used in fiber optics?

In this video, the Fiber Optic Association explains the language used in fiber optics and gives an overview of the technology. Courtesy of the Fiber Optic Association (Duration: 17:24 minutes)

How is photonics used?

In this video, Prof. David Lancaster from IPAS (University of Adelaide) talks to teachers about photonics. (Duration: 21:28 minutes)

Is photonics the technology of the century?

In this video, Christoph Riedal speaks about photonics and gives an understanding of the present impact that optics and photonics have in our everyday life as well as current developments in research and industry. (Duration: 50:31 minutes)

What is Fiber-Optic Communication via the Nonlinear Fourier Transform?

This video provides an in-depth discussion about fiber-optic communication via the nonlinear fourier transform. The first part of the video provides a comprehensive overview of the industry to date. (Duration: 56:56)

What is passive fiber optics?

In this online tutorial, Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta explains in this introduction to fiber optics what passive fiber optics is with a focus on the physics of wave propagation and its technical consequences.

What are the fundamentals of photonics?

The International Society for Optics and Photonics provides a free 10-chapter book as a series of downloadable PDFs designed for 1st and 2nd-year college students. RFOptic recommends to read Module 1.8, Fiber Optic Telecommunication to learn more about the fundamentals of photonics.

What is applied photonics?

In his book “Applied Photonics”, Chai Yeh provides provide a comprehensive introduction of applied photonics in the first 50-60 pages.