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.
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)
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)
In this video, Bill the Engineer Guy explains to laymen how Fiber Optic Cables work.(Duration: 5:35 minutes)
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)
In this video, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) outlines the exciting possibilities in the field of photonics. (Duration: 5:20 minutes)
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)
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)
In this video, Prof. David Lancaster from IPAS (University of Adelaide) talks to teachers about photonics. (Duration: 21:28 minutes)
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)
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)
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.
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.
In his book “Applied Photonics”, Chai Yeh provides provide a comprehensive introduction of applied photonics in the first 50-60 pages.