A new report has valued New Zealand’s little-known photonics industry at more than a billion dollars. Photonics use light for sensing, manufacturing, and transmitting information – much in the same way electronics use electrical signals. Products relying on photonics include smartphones, computers and fibre optic communication systems. David Hutchinson, director of the Dodd-Walls Centre, told our reporter Timothy Brown about the industry and its bright future in New Zealand.
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