Photonics – revolutionising the world was commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency. Their goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.
Photonics is the science of light, including transmission, emission, amplification, switching, detecting and sensing. Without this science many of us would have to do without our mobile phones, computers and TVs. Without lasers, surgery would be just a twinkle in our eye, our cars could not be built efficiently and our security would be at risk.
This 54 page magazine has been written and designed in an editorial style in order to take the reader on a journey through the various stories of how companies are embracing this science for the future. The examples show how the major impact on our lives this technology has in three chosen sectors of transport, manufacturing and healthcare.
The UK are involved in much of the ground breaking research, products and projects, some of which are covered off in the magazine and it certainly makes interesting reading.