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Used in communications systems to improve transmission speeds, ultrafast photonics is improving imaging of ultrafast biological and chemical processes.

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Ultrafast Photonics

Ultrafast photonics are maximizing the potential of optical communication systems.

They can improve high-speed signal processing, precision measurement and will be critical components in all-optical networks. Applied to biological and chemical processes, the technology has yielded dramatic images of reactions as they occur. (Photo: WoogieWorks animation studio)

(Courtesy of WoogieWorks animation studio, www.woogieworks.com)