Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
Intel Milestone Confirms Light Beams Can Replace Electronic Signals for Future Computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers.
SLAC scientists create twisted light
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...
Photonic neuron may compute a billion times faster than brain circuits
(PhysOrg.com) -- The name of the project -- "photonic neuron" -- was catchy enough, but what really caught Mitchell Nahmias' attention was the opportunity to combine his interests in engineering and neuroscience.
Carrier Pigeon Faster Than Broadband Internet
'Standard quantum limit' smashed, could mean better fiber-optic comms
(Phys.org)—Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute ...
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Physicists break color barrier for sending, receiving photons
University of Oregon scientists have invented a method to change the color of single photons in a fiber optic cable. The laser-tweaked feat could be a quantum step forward for transferring and receiving high ...
40 Gbit/s at 240 GHz: New world record in wireless data transmission
Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have achieved the wireless transmission of 40 Gbit/s at 240 GHz over a distance of one kilometer. ...
The Internet comes to you across the bottom of the ocean
The Internet brings you data from around the world almost instantly. This information, coming from Geneva or Tokyo or Buenos Aires, arrives in the U.S. not from satellite but along cables that sit on the bottom ...
Physics could help financial traders
NASA's first laser communication system integrated, ready for launch
(Phys.org) —A new NASA-developed, laser-based space communication system will enable higher rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth.
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing
Ideas for keeping your data safe from spying (Update)
Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed.