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quantum photonics

Quantum photonics is a field of science that studies how light interacts with matter on a very small scale. It studies how light, which is made of tiny particles called photons, can help us understand the behavior of the tiny particles that make up atoms and molecules. The scientists who study quantum photonics try to make the tiny particles do new and exciting things. An example of this might be making a new kind of laser or sensor.