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What is Optics?

Learn more about optics, the science of light, a branch of physics describing how light behaves and interacts with matter.



In this section you will find experiments that will help you understand the physics of light. Explore

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be deceptive or misleading to our brains. Explore


Optical scientists, engineers and technicians help to improve our world every day. Explore

Other Resources

Additional resources to continue learning. Explore

Ask A Scientist

Have a question for our scientists? Send us your questions about optics and photonics! Explore