Photonics technology – the practical application of light – is one of the most pervasive and important new technologies of the twenty-first century. Lasers, optics, fiber optics, CD players, holograms, bar-code scanners, flat-panel LCD displays and satellite imagery are just a few examples of the practical applications of photonics. In the same way that electronics changed our lives in the twentieth century, optics will play a critical role in enabling manufacturing, medical, sensing, telecommunications, environmental, homeland security, and defense technologies in this century.

Photonics Societies & Organizations

Laser Institute of America (LIA)

New England Fiberoptic Council (NEFC)

Optical Society of America (OSA)

SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Photonics

The Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing

Contact Us