photonics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
pho·​ton·​ics | \ fō-ˈtä-niks How to pronounce photonics (audio) \

Definition of photonics

: a branch of physics that deals with the properties and applications of photons especially as a medium for transmitting information

First Known Use of photonics

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Photonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photonics. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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