Uses of Photonics in Lighting
Photonics is the science of light and how it can be harnessed, embracing its generation, manipulation, and capture for utilization in an enormous variety of applications, as evidenced by its increasing pervasiveness in our everyday lives. We use photonic technologies to light up our homes, offices, and cities, to harvest renewable energy from the sun.
Photonics makes use of advanced technology to realize high-value products and services, but its roots lie in the fundamental source of our planet's energy – the capture of light from the sun by photosynthesis in plants. This fundamental "photonic" process is the enabler for life on our planet.