News tagged with light signal

Nanoscale motion sends light into overdrive

AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented strength. This could allow for extremely precise sensors and comes with an important side effect. "Analogous ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Making the switch to polarization diversity

Vast amounts of data transmit across the Internet and telecommunications networks delivering, for example, real-time video calls from one cell phone to another - across the world. As people send and receive increasing amounts ...

dateJan 31, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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A nano-roundabout for light

Just like in normal road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule is required. A new method has now been developed at TU Wien to provide such a ...

dateDec 08, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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