The annual Day of Photonics will take place Oct. 21st, offering the general public a look at the opportunities the industry offers. Organized by the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and party sponsored by VLC Photonics, the event aims to raise awareness of different aspects of the industry and to educate the public – including public authorities, students, investors and other stakeholders – on its everyday impact.
Activities and demonstrations will be held in numerous countries to show the applications of the industry, which encompasses fields such as photovoltaic solar energy, lasers, LED lighting, displays and optical communication. The event will communicate the breadth, pervasiveness and importance of these fields and applications, and the continually emerging industry as a whole.
This year’s event is being held on the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the current speed of light value by the General Conference of Weights and Measures. It also will complement the International Year of Light 2015 initiative.