noun(used with a sing. verb)
- (sciences) the science and technology of generating and controlling photons, particularly in the visible and near infrared light spectrum
photonics - Computer Definition
The science of generating and transmitting light (photons). It deals with light starting in the infrared range, through visible light to ultraviolet light at the highest frequency. Most photonic systems use electricity and electronic circuits as their source of energy. See optoelectronics, silicon photonics and spectrum.