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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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The Largest Optical Communications & Networking Conference, OFC 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles

23 March 2017
The Optical Fiber Conference and Exposition (OFC), held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, has concluded with 663 exhibiting companies, over 1,1...

The Largest Optical Communications & Networking Conference, OFC 2017 Concludes in Los Angeles

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

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High magnetic field measurement utilizing Faraday rotation in SF11 glass in simplified diagnostics

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 10, pp.2873-2877 (2017)
With the commercialization of powerful solid-state lasers as pointer lasers, it is becoming simpler nowadays for the launch and free-space receptio...

Adopting higher-order similarity relations for improved estimation of optical properties from subdiffusive reflectance

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 7, pp.1357-1360 (2017)
Estimation of optical properties from subdiffusive reflectance acquired at short source-detector separations is challenging due to the sensitivity ...

Towards 10  Gb/s orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-based visible light communication using a GaN violet micro-LED

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 2, pp.A35-A43 (2017)
Visible light communication (VLC) is a promising solution to the increasing demands for wireless connectivity. Gallium nitride micro-sized light em...

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