India is emerging as a
with its expertise in telecommunications, electronics,
manufacturing, automotive and ancillary segments.
Today many of the industrial segments require precision and quick turnaround of their processes.
These can be accelerated by modern technologies. One of the most
efficient is the laser and photonics technology, owing to tremendous power
The applications of
photonics can be found in almost every field including information technology,
manufacturing, lighting, automotive, security, jewellery and medical sciences,
to name a few.
The Indian government has
identified Photonics as a priority area (National Photonics Council, Department
of IT). Some of the thrust areas included development of Optical Fibre
Communication, Biophotonics, Green Photonics, Special Optical Fibers-PCF
(Photonic crystal Fibers), Optoelectronic Packaging, Nanophotonics, Photonic
Crystal Fibres, Polymers for Photonics, Photonics Sensors etc.
In July 2012 the first Indian laser magazine 'LaserLive - The World of Photonics'
was published by New Delhi Print Media, including many facts and figures about the Indian laser and photonics market. Further information is available here.