In the history of creation recounted in the biblical book of Genesis, life on earth begins with “Let there be light.” This book aims to answer what light is, what photonics is, and how the physics behind them works.
Subtitled “How Light Revolutionizes the Industry,” the book is explained in a clear and comprehensive way. Furthermore, it tells how photonics has indeed revolutionized not only industry but people’s everyday lives. The authors also present the future of photonics, using storytelling-like language that is both simple and fascinating.
This entry in the Springer Essentials series is a translation of the original German first edition. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence—which may help explain its stylistic difference from a conventional translation.
Review by Reva Garg, Institute of Physics, University of Brasilia, Brazil
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