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Light: Source and Future of Life

On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself. It plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative crosscutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic, and political aspects of the global society.

Photonics is the science of light. It is the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light. The characteristics of the waves and photons can be used to explore the universe, cure diseases, and even solve crimes.All around the world, scientists, engineers, and technicians perform cutting edge research surrounding the field of Photonics, which opens a world of unknown and far-reaching possibilities limited only by lack of imagination.

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