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19 May 2017

Photonics illuminates corporates

With data provided by the European Photonics Industry Consortium (Epic), GCV analysed corporate commitments to photonics businesses and why they have risen significantly over the past year

Author: Kaloyan Andonov, reporter, GCV Analytics

Photonics is one of the fastest-growing branches of technology today. It is concerned with light generation, detection, and manipulation. It provides a viable alternative to electronics for the future, as it promises greater speeds of transmission. If in an electronic circuit, signal transmission is carried out by electrons, in a photonic one, it is carried out by photons – particles that travel at the speed of light – thus generating a rate of transmission several magnitudes faster.