Advanced Spectroscopy in Precision Agriculture

G.O. Ariunbold, A. Bandyopadhyay, K. Parameswaran, J. Sacher and A. Sengupta

An OSA Incubator Meeting explored the intersection of photonic technology and the effort to feed a growing world population.

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Like the electromagnetic spectrum that connects optical scientists, the growing world population includes a range of colors, fields and phases. Yet one thing common to all of us is the need to eat. Sustainable food production is crucial for maintaining a healthy population and planet—and, in turn, for geopolitical stability and prosperity.

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