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Space-Based Laser Communications Break Threshold

Donald Cornwell

Recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space. The result could be a revolution in communication, both on Earth and across the solar system. Continue Reading


 

INDUSTRY NEWS

» Australian Nanoscience Institute Launches Headquarters – 22 Apr
» Corning to Acquire Alliance Fiber Optic Products – 08 Apr
» Coherent to Acquire ROFIN-SINAR – 17 Mar
» Putting a Face on Innovation – 04 Mar


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Fiber Optics Lights Up the Sonoran Desert
Fiber Optics Lights Up the Sonoran Desert
Glowing fiber optic flowers by British artist Bruce Munro light up the Sonoran desert in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.  —Svetlana V. Boriskina, MIT
 

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New Method Could Offer More Precise Treatment for Corneal Disease

04 May 2016
Researchers have developed a new light-based technique that selectively stiffens tissue in the cornea and might one day offer improved treatment fo...

New Method Could Offer More Precise Treatment for Corneal Disease

ESO’s latest facility upgrade features TOPTICA

02 May 2016
ESO’s latest facility upgrade features four new TOPTICA guide star lasers on Cerro Paranal

Fiber Optic Biosensor-integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

28 April 2016
Insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia are two well-known culprits behind diabetes, both of which are reflected in blood glucose concentrations. Now...

Fiber Optic Biosensor-integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

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Standard deviation index for stimulated Brillouin scattering suppression with different homogeneities

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 14, pp.3809-3813 (2016)
We present a new quantitative index of standard deviation to measure the homogeneity of spectral lines in a fiber amplifier system so as to find th...

Slow-light enhanced electro-optic modulation with an on-chip silicon-hybrid Fano system

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 10, pp.2233-2236 (2016)
We present the theoretical study of a coupled cavity system yielding a Fano response on a fully on-chip silicon platform hybridized with an electro...

Low-power motion gesture sensor with a partially open cavity package

Optics Express, Vol. 24 Issue 10, pp.10537-10546 (2016)
In an IR proximity-based motion gesture sensor (MGS) mainly composed of an IR LED and photodiodes (PDs), the IR LED is the most power-hungry compon...

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