News tagged with optical communication

Squeezing in the micro-domain

While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.

dateOct 10, 2013 in Soft Matter
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Making quantum encryption practical

One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on ...

dateMay 21, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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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 of Energy ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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One petabit per second fiber transmission over 50 km

NTT and three partners- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Fujikura Ltd., Hokkaido University, and Technical University of Denmark—demonstrated ultra-large capacity transmission of 1 petabit (1000 terabit) per ...

dateSep 21, 2012 in Telecom
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NASA takes Lasercom a step forward

A NASA-developed laser communication (lasercom) system made headlines in 2013 when it demonstrated record-breaking data download and upload speeds to the moon. Now, a NASA optical physicist says he can match those speeds—plus ...

dateOct 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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