News tagged with optical communication

A step closer to a photonic future

The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons โ€“ 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

Fibers that can hear and sing

For centuries, "man-made fibers" meant the raw stuff of clothes and ropes; in the information age, it's come to mean the filaments of glass that carry data in communications networks. But to Yoel Fink, an ...

Jul 12, 2010 4.6 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

HELIOS makes silicon breakthrough

Researchers in Europe have succeeded in presenting an integrated tuneable transmitter on silicon - the first time this has ever happened. This results are an outcome of the HELIOS ('Photonics electronics functional ...

Mar 30, 2012 4.9 / 5 (10) 0