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Optics, the Heart of High Speed Worldwide Communications
By Clément Javerzac-Galy, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France

 

All kinds of optics are hidden behind your laptops and phones. Everytime you exchange information, it is processed by optical technologies. This is what we try to show in this video; the contrast between the simplicity of sharing data with a phone and the beauty of the optics that actually enables it. We used all our passion for optics in this video trying to emphasize how optics interconnects the world. We finally try to give glimpses on the future of (green/all optical) communications.


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