Fiber optic light pipes in the retina do much more than simple image transfer
'Optical oracle' could quickly solve complex computing problems
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Lenses can bend light and sound in almost any direction
Engineers take big step toward using light instead of wires inside computers
(Phys.org)—Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead ...
Physicists take steps toward delivering quantum information to the home
Scientists solve mystery of the eye
Transporting spatially entangled photons through an optical fiber
Physicists build first 500 GHz photon switch
The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics – with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels.
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
Elon Musk wants to bring the Internet to Mars
Truly a man for all seasons, Elon Musk's next big thing is to build an internet for when people start arriving on Mars.
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing
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 ...
Using light to control light: Engineers invent new device that could increase Internet download speeds
(Phys.org)—A team of scientists and engineers at the University of Minnesota has invented a unique microscale optical device that could greatly increase the speed of downloading information online and reduce ...