Photonic Technology uses laser light to optically transmit information and energy. It underpins much of the world's current technology.
Applications include optical communications, sensing and imaging technologies, high tech devices for agriculture and medical applications, robotics and manufacturing.
Quantum Technology uses the properties of quantum mechanics to make devices that can create and manipulate quantum states of matter. It is the fast-approaching future of technology, either on its own or combined with other technologies such as photonics or electronics.
Applications include extremely sensitive sensing devices (e.g. interferometer, gravimeter, atomic clock), secure communications (quantum cryptography) and quantum computing. Sectors using this type of technology include banking, security, defense, mining and many that rely on big data.