RP Photonics Encyclopedia

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The RP Photonics Encyclopedia (formerly Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology) is an encyclopedia of laser technology and related areas such as optical fibers and ultrashort pulses, overall covering much of the area of photonics.[1] It is available online as an open-access resource, but is also available as a two-volume book.[2] As of May 2019, the online version of the encyclopedia contains 788 articles.

Its author is Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta, founder of the consulting firm RP Photonics Consulting GmbH[3] in Bad Dürrheim, Germany.


  1. ^ "RP Photonics Encyclopedia". Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Paschotta, Rüdiger (2008). Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology (illustrated ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-3-527-40828-3.
  3. ^ "The Company – Basic Facts". RP Photonics. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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