Lab-on-fiber could shine light on disease
Bending the light with a tiny chip
(Phys.org) —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 ...
Squeezing light into metals: Team controls conductivity with inkjet printer
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity ...
Spectrum imaging used to measure atom concentrations at atomic resolution
The ability to locate and count small numbers of impurity atoms could lead to advances in modern electronics and optical fiber communication networks.
Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images
After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their ...
Low-cost multi-fiber optical connector developed
Fujitsu Laboratories and Furukawa Electric today announced that they have collaborated to develop a new multi-fiber optical connector that enjoins and aligns multiple optical fibers for optical interconnects.
Future solar cells may be made of wood
Book pulls appplications from abstract mathematics
Mathematics can explain how light waves propagate in a fiber optic cable or that a linear flow of air over a plane's wings gives passengers a smooth ride, while nonlinear flow causes turbulence.
Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola
Brazil's state-owned telecom provider Telebras said Wednesday it plans to build undersea fiber optic telecommunication cable links with Europe and Angola.
Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim
The techno-chic with a few thousand dollars to spare can sport outfits that can change color on a whim.
Laser light at useful wavelengths from semiconductor nanowires
Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing. Scientists at ...
Ten times more throughput on optic fibers
Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology. However, their capacity ...
50 meters of optical fiber shrunk to the size of microchips
Long coils of optical waveguides any structure that can guide light, like conventional optical fiber can be used to create a time delay in the transmission of light. Such photonic delays are useful in military ...
Narrow channel that acts as polarization filter adds new dimension to optical data transmission
Private households are increasingly connecting to the Internet via optical fiber networks, whose bandwidth is suitable for delivering on-demand video. The fibers of the network transmit light simultaneously ...