The term biophotonics signifies a blend of science and photonics, with photonics being the science and innovation of age, control, and discovery of photons, quantum units of light. Photonics is identified with hardware and photons. Photons assume a focal job in data advancements, for example, fiber optics the manner in which electrons do in hardware. 


Biophotonics can likewise be portrayed as the "advancement and use of optical strategies, especially imaging, to the investigation of natural atoms, cells and tissue". One of the principle advantages of utilizing optical strategies which make up biophotonics is that they save the honesty of the organic cells being examined.


Biophotonics has along these lines turned into the built up general term for all strategies that bargain with the cooperation between natural things and photons. This alludes to emanation, discovery, assimilation, reflection, change, and making of radiation from biomolecular, cells, tissues, creatures and biomaterials. Territories of use are life science, drug, farming, and natural science. Like the separation among "electric" and "hardware" a distinction can be made between applications, for example, Therapy and medical procedure, which utilize light primarily to exchange vitality, and applications, for example, diagnostics, which utilize light to energize matter and to exchange data back to the administrator. As a rule the term biophotonics alludes to the last kind of utilization.