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[foh-ton-iks] /foʊˈtɒn ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study and technology of the use of light for the transmission of information.
(functioning as sing) the study and design of devices and systems, such as optical fibres, that depend on the transmission, modulation, or amplification of streams of photons
The scientific study or application of electromagnetic energy whose basic unit is the photon, incorporating optics, laser technology, electrical engineering, materials science, and information storage and processing.


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