The science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting particles of light. It explores phenomena and applications in which light is used to transfer or process information, or to physically alter materials.

Alternative label

  • physics of photonics

  • phenomena involving light particles

  • technology of photonics

  • field of photonics

  • physics of light particles

  • study of light particles

  • science of photonics

Skill type

  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • cross-sector skills and competences

Essential skill/competence of

Optional skill/competence of



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