PHOTONICS infographics book reissued

Spread over 50 pages, the new edition of the book Photonics - Technical Applications of Light uses infographics to explain the technological basis and the most important fields of application for photonics. Pure fascination from the first to the last page!

Every school student should have a copy of this book. The German industry association SPECTARIS and the American SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, with support from Messe München, have jointly updated and reissued the successful infographics book Photonics - Technical Applications of Light. The most complex laser applications in nuclear fusion, the semiconductor industry, quantum technologies or blood analysis are made easy to understand thanks to well thought-out infographics. They also illustrate the paramount importance of optical glass and coatings for utilizing light as a tool. Moreover, the infographics provide orientation in those temporal and spatial dimensions in which light provides humankind with knowledge and insights that have long since left the sensually perceptible behind by many orders of magnitude.

Getting tomorrow’s specialists excited about photonics

There is a fascination in it that can get young people excited about photonics, but also effortlessly gives adults access to a central source of innovation in the modern age. And last but not least, employees from companies and institutes in the photonics industry can share their enthusiasm for the discipline with their families and friends through this book. That is even easier in this edition with the interactive scrollies in the book, which present small tidbits of knowledge in animated form on smartphones.

The book is available under ISBN 9-783981-720518 for 9.95 euros and can be ordered online at