New EU project targets first 100GHz optical RAM silicon chips
A new EU project that aims to develop a 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) optical random access memory (RAM) chip has just kicked off. This chip will be the first of its kind.
Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a 'SNAP'
Optics and photonics may one day revolutionize computer technology with the promise of light-speed calculations. Storing light as memory, however, requires devices known as microresonators, an emerging technology ...
World's first demonstration of multi-vendor equipment interoperability in transmitting 100 gigabit ethernet signals over
Fujitsu Limited, NEC Corporation, and Anritsu Corporation today jointly announced that, in field tests, for the first time in the world they successfully demonstrated interoperability testing for optical network interface ...
Researchers' new recipe cooks up better tissue 'phantoms'
The precise blending of tiny particles and multicolor dyes transforms gelatin into a realistic surrogate for human tissue. These tissue mimics, known as "phantoms," provide an accurate proving ground for new photoacoustic ...
First implementation of 100 and 40Gbps ultra-high-speed plug-and-play optical communications
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and NTT Communications Corporation have conducted 100 and 40Gbps transmission tests in real field environments using existing installed optical fiber, and have demonstrated ...
New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The merging of two technologies under development - plasmonics and nanophotonics - is promising the emergence of new "quantum information systems" far more powerful than today's computers.
Underwater gliders provide documentation of aggregate flux event during North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom
Using the latest in optical sensor technology, marine scientists from the University of Maine and the University of Washington have achieved unprecedented documentation of a critical phenomenon that occurs ...
Researchers find way to align gold nanorods on a large scale
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a simple, scalable way to align gold nanorods, particles with optical properties that could be used for emerging biomedical imaging technologies.
GE announces 500 GB holographic disc writer that runs at Blue-Ray speed
Physicists take steps toward delivering quantum information to the home
MIT Lincoln Lab spinout unveils new more powerful direct-diode laser
Mantis shrimp eye could improve high-definition DVDs, holographic technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led an international team of researchers to develop a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even ...
Casio shows off bulbless 3D-capable projectors
Improving DNA sequencing: Sponge-like biosensor crams enormous power into tiny space
Vanderbilt University engineers have created a "spongy" silicon biosensor that shows promise not only for medical diagnostics, but also for the detection of dangerous toxins and other tiny molecules in the ...