News tagged with optical communication

Team first to detect exciton in metal

University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics.

Jun 01, 2014 4.9 / 5 (23) 4

Bending the light with a tiny chip

( —Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your ...

Mar 10, 2014 4.9 / 5 (18) 3

A new laser for a faster internet

( —A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network—the backbone of the Internet.

Feb 20, 2014 4.8 / 5 (32) 0

A step closer to a photonic future

The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that use light instead of electrical signals. But these so-called photonic devices are typically built using ...

Feb 19, 2014 4.4 / 5 (12) 0