Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What do you want to know about optics?

Hello readers!

I'd like to start writing some more background science and technology posts. Specifically, I'll be writing about topics in optics and photonics. (Generally, light and light--based technology.)

This is where you come in! What topics are you interested in hearing about? Do you have any specific topics you'd like to read about or questions you want answered?

Some possibilities are solar power, lasers, fiber optics, lenses and prisms, or basic properties of light. I can also take on other topics from physics and electrical engineering if you have questions about those.

So please let me know what you want to know! Leave a comment, shoot me an email, or send me a tweet (@EskeptricalEng).


  1. I'm interested in solar power! I hear that solar panels where I live (Arizona) get fried quite quickly because solar panels are built with the assumption that they're being used in Northern California or Germany or ... NOT a place where the sun's rays are rapidly destroying material at a molecular level. Maybe that's a broad topic, but I am interested in whether or not that's true, and if so if it would be more appropriate to make solar technology for different "sun zones."

  2. Good question! Solar power is a broad topic, but that just means I can do a number of posts on it. Durability and climate are a bit outside my area of expertise, but I can definitely do some research into that.