Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the launch of a new subject area – Optics and Photonics – bringing the total number of subject areas offered to 25.
Geared towards the modeling and design of optical components and systems, Knovel’s new subject area provides technological background, guidelines, calculations and best practice information essential for engineers developing new ways to improve products by incorporating optical systems and components in their designs. The technology is particularly useful in discrete manufacturing.   
Aerospace and Defense companies, for example, use the technology for heads-up displays, navigation and targeting systems, while Industrial Equipment Manufacturers incorporate smarter sensing systems and faster data transmission capabilities into their products.
“The ever growing use of optical and photonic technology across industries has increased the need for engineers across disciplines to expand their knowledge related to sourcing and designing,” says Meagan H. Cooke, director, Content Strategy for Knovel. “The launch of Knovel’s Optics and Photonics subject area is the result of customer demand. We worked with subject matter experts to build this offering, and we are pleased to launch with powerful content from trusted sources.”

Optics and Photonics launches with 78 reference titles from notable societies and publishers including Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, SPIE, Springer, Wiley, World Scientific and others. Subtopic areas are:
·         Biomedical Optics
·         Communications
·         Geometric and Physical Optics
·         Information Processing
·         Microfabrication and Photolithography
·         Nanophotonics
·         Optical Materials
·         Optoelectronics
·         Optomechanics
·         Quantum Optics
·         Signal and Image Processing and Sensors
·         Vision Science
For more information, contact the Knovel sales team by phone (866) 240-8174.