Machine Manufacturing

Knovel Launches Optics/Photonics Design Site

December 16, 2010

The new Web-based subject area provides technological background, guidelines, calculations, and best practice information for engineers developing products that incorporate optical systems and components in designs.

NEW YORK, NY /Marketwire/ -- Knovel, a leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, announced the launch of a new subject area—Optics and Photonics—bringing the total number of subject areas offered to 25.

Geared toward the modeling and design of optical components and systems, Knovel's new subject area provides technological background, guidelines, calculations, and best practice information essential for engineers developing new ways to improve products by incorporating optical systems and components in their designs. The technology is particularly useful in discrete manufacturing.

Aerospace and defense companies, for example, use the technology for heads-up displays and navigation and targeting systems, while industrial equipment manufacturers incorporate smarter sensing systems and faster data transmission capabilities into their products.

"The ever growing use of optical and photonic technology across industries has increased the need for engineers across disciplines to expand their knowledge related to sourcing and designing," says Meagan H. Cooke, Director, Content Strategy for Knovel. "The launch of Knovel's Optics and Photonics subject area is the result of customer demand. We worked with subject matter experts to build this offering, and we are pleased to launch with powerful content from trusted sources."

Optics and Photonics launches with 78 reference titles from notable societies and publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, SPIE, Springer, Wiley, World Scientific, and others. Subtopic areas are:

  • Biomedical optics
  • Communications
  • Geometric and physical optics
  • Information processing
  • Microfabrication and photolithography
  • Nanophotonics
  • Optical materials
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optomechanics
  • Quantum optics
  • Signal and image processing and sensors
  • Vision science

For more information, contact the Knovel sales team at 866-240-8174.

About Knovel
Knovel is a Web-based application, integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 600 customers worldwide, including 73 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, call 866-240-8174.

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