EU-funded project improves global data transmission
Researchers have developed two new components that could help Europe meet some of its most pressing communication challenges in optical amplifier research.
Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet
Internet connection speeds could be tens of times faster than they currently are, thanks to research by University of Manchester scientists using wonder material graphene.
Conducting energy on a nano scale
Modern electronics as we know them, from televisions to computers, depend on conducting materials that can control electronic properties. As technology shrinks down to pocket sized communications devices and microchips that ...
Vertical cavity quantum switch could lead us away from electronics-based computing
Periodic structures in organic light-emitters can efficiently enhance, replenish surface plasmon waves
The irradiation of a metal surface with light or electrons can result in the formation of coherent electronic oscillations called surface plasmons, an effect ideal for applications such as optical communications ...
Singapore researchers invent broadband graphene polarizer
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have invented a graphene-based polarizer that can broaden the bandwidth of prevailing optical fiber-based telecommunication systems.
Nanoscale waveguide for future photonics
The creation of a new quasiparticle called the "hybrid plasmon polariton" may throw open the doors to integrated photonic circuits and optical computing for the 21st century. Researchers with the U.S. Department ...
Physicists describe how to make time-reversed light pulses
Stars help to track space junk
A team of researchers from the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (ROA) in Cadiz (Spain) has developed a method to track the movement of geostationary objects using the position of the stars, which ...
Graphene optical modulators could lead to ultrafast communications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated a new technology for graphene that could break the current speed limits in digital communications.
Two groups develop 100 terabit fiber cable
Scientists make quantum breakthrough
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that atoms can be guided in a laser beam and possess the same properties as light guided in an optical communications fiber.
Rainbow-trapping scientist now strives to slow light waves even further
An electrical engineer at the University at Buffalo, who previously demonstrated experimentally the "rainbow trapping effect" -- a phenomenon that could boost optical data storage and communications -- is ...
Better lasers for optical communications
A new laser procedure could boost optical fiber communications. This technique could become essential for the future expansion of the Internet. It also opens up new frontiers in basic research.