We know that most of our data pass around the Internet in the form of electronic signals that get pushed through many layers of Internet protocol stacks, which convert these pulses into Instagram posts, Spotify tracks, and Wikipedia pages on our screens. In basic physics lessons, we were taught that light travels faster than sound. In fact, it is the fastest thing in the universe.
This puts forth an interesting prospect.
Can we replace the electronic impulses in our communication networks with photons?
Is it possible for us to share videos using…light?
Here are some answers.
We’ll at these topics today…
- So what exactly is photonics?
- The applications of photonics
- Can photonics change the world?