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


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,