We are Photonics scientists here to answer your questions for the Day of Photonics, 21st October. Ask Us Anything about the science of light!
Hi everyone, we are a team of Photonics scientists and enthusiasts at EPIC, the largest photonics organisation in the world. Photonics is the key enabling technology powering lasers, fiber optics, cameras, sensors, imaging, photovoltaic solar energy and much more.
We don’t understand why a word like “photophobia” (fear of light) is Google searched more than Photonics, the science of light. So we hope this AMA will introduce a few more people to the wonders of Photonics technologies.
So that we cover all time zones, we’ll be answering questions from 6pm CET (Brussels) / 12pm ET (US east coast) on 20 October and will check back regularly until 6am CET / 12am ET on 22 October.
We’re new to Reddit, so please be gentle with us ;)
UPDATE 3: Thanks for all your questions, we are blown away! Thank you to u/Jamolnng and others for some great answers to many of the questions. See you again for next year's Day of Photonics!
EPIC website: https://www.epic-assoc.com/about-epic/
This is us:
Antonio Raspa, MSc. In Electrical Engineering, Quantum Electronics (Photonics) https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonio-raspa/
Elena Beletkaia, PhD, Molecular Biophysics. Specialist, Biophysics https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebeletkaia/
Francesca Moglia, PhD, Laser Physics. Master’s Degree, Physics https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-moglia/
Jose Pozo, PhD Electrical Engineering. MsC, Telecommunication Engineering https://www.linkedin.com/in/josepozoepic/
Panagiotis Vergyris, PhD, Quantum Optics-Quantum Information. Master’s Degree, Microsystems & Nanodevices https://www.linkedin.com/in/panagiotis-vergyris/
Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium https://www.linkedin.com/in/carloslee/