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Photonics, Fiber and THz Wireless Communication

Haymen Shams and Alwyn Seeds

Optical-fiber’s long-haul strengths, coupled with improvements in terahertz wireless signal generation and handling with photonic technology, could constitute part of the solution for a data-hungry society. Continue Reading


 

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Lilies under black light after absorbing fluorescent dye. The image was taken using a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge phone camera at the Photon Factory, University of Auckland, New Zealand. [Image taken from the 2016 After Image photo contest] 

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New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests

22 March 2017
A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrat...

 New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests

Science Funding Reduced in President Trump's First Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

16 March 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) expresses concern for funding levels included in today’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget by U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Science Funding Reduced in President Trump's First Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

Electro-optical Switch Transmits Data at Record-Low Temperatures

16 March 2017
A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatu...

Electro-optical Switch Transmits Data at Record-Low Temperatures

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Electro-holographic display using a ZBLAN glass as the image space

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 7, pp.1317-1320 (2017)
An Er3+-doped ZBLAN glass is used to display a 360° viewable reconstructed image from a hologram on a DMD. The reconstructed imag...

OPSquare: A Flat DCN Architecture Based on Flow-Controlled Optical Packet Switches

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 4, pp.291-303 (2017)
Aiming at solving the scaling issues of bandwidth and latency in current hierarchical data center network (DCN) architectures, we propose and inves...

Novel method for determination of optical rotatory dispersion spectrum by using line scan CCD

Optics Express, Vol. 25 Issue 7, pp.7445-7454 (2017)
A novel method is presented for rapid measurement of optical rotatory dispersion (ORD). Light passes through a polarizer, sample and analyzer, to a...

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