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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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
Researchers identify process for improving durability of glass
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris have identified a method for manufacturing longer-lasting and stronger forms ...
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 ...
Engineers use disorder to control light on a nanoscale
A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of optical materials ...
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 ...