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Putting a window and lasers in a ship's hull

Every shipping manager wages an endless battle against fouling – the bacteria, seaweed, barnacles and other marine life that take residence on the hull of ships. This biofouling is thought to add more than 20 per cent to ...

dateJan 27, 2016 in Engineering
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Optical fibers power mobile data networks

Researchers at the University of Electro-Communications,Tokyo, report the ability to supply 60 watt power over a 300 meter optical fiber system, demonstrating the potential of optical feed systems using double-clad fibers ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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