General Photonics

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The global market for photonics products is €350 billion, of which €65 billion is produced in Europe. The European photonics industry employs 290,000 people directly and involves over 5,000 SMEs. Photonics is a key enabling technology for a wide range of application areas such as:

Industrial Manufacturing
  • In-line process monitoring
  • Machine vision
  • Laser cutting
Sensing and Detection
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Water and soil analysis
  • Autonomous cars
Lighting, Displays & Solar Cells
  • TVs, cameras, phones
  • Energy-efficient LEDs
  • PV solar panels
Imaging and Microscopy
  • Contaminant identification
  • Medical imaging
  • Chemometrics
Information and Communications
  • Optical fibre communications
  • Internet, built in mobility networks
  • In-car entertainment

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