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New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

October 7, 2019

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that…
Long-Range Analysis using Superior Spectral Optics (LASSO)

May 15, 2019

This Challenge is seeking next-generation optical materials for use in long range spectral analysis. That is, new materials that…
Largest, fastest array of microscopic ‘traffic cops’ for optical communications

April 15, 2019

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction…
Dark Fiber Lays Groundwork for Long-Distance Earthquake Detection and Groundwater Mapping

February 6, 2019

Berkeley Lab researchers capture a detailed picture of how earthquakes travel through the Earth’s subsurface. In traditional seismology,…
Dark Fiber: Using Sensors Beneath Our Feet to Tell Us About Earthquakes, Water, and Other Geophysical Phenomenon

December 5, 2017

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first time…
Nano Fiber Feels Forces and Hears Sounds Made by Cells

May 15, 2017

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature device that’s sensitive enough to feel…
Low-Energy RHIC Electron Cooling Gets Green Light, Literally

May 11, 2017

New high-power green-light laser will generate beam-cooling electrons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Aligning a sequence…
Scientists Print Nanoscale Imaging Probe onto Tip of Optical Fiber

May 11, 2017

Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging…
Researchers develop new amplifier that could double the capacity of fiber-optic cables

December 15, 2016

More than 3.4 billion people are connected to the Internet, placing ever-increasing demand on the telecom industry to…
Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

December 28, 2015

Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door…
Researchers to test new optical fibre 3D printing technique

July 3, 2015

Researchers at the University of Southampton are set to investigate using 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, techniques in…
Electrical Engineers Break Power and Distance Barriers for Fiber Optic Communication

June 27, 2015

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and…
Eyes Sealed Shut: Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 5, 2015

TAU researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplants Some 30,000 years ago, prehistoric…
Using a new laser process to custom shape optical fibers

May 6, 2015

Modern medicine relies on optical fibers to cauterize unhealthy veins in a minimally invasive way. Now, Fraunhofer researchers…
Engineers develop next-gen temperature sensor with U.S. Navy

April 7, 2015

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the…
Fibers made by transforming materials

February 23, 2015

Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to…
New technique doubles the distance of optical fiber communications

February 3, 2015

A new way to process fibre optic signals has been demonstrated by UCL researchers, which could double the…
Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories

January 28, 2015

Advance could lead to quantum computing and the secure transfer of information over long-distance fiber optic networks Members…
Cable-Tethered UAV Drones Immune to Radio Jamming

January 26, 2015

One of the main problems of UAV drones stem from their principle of control: if the radio signal is…
Climate change effects on Antarctic ice shelf monitored 24/7 with fiber optics

November 18, 2014

For the first time ever, scientists have recorded temperatures continuously at the bottom of an Antarctic ice shelf…
Physicists build first 500 GHz photon switch

September 11, 2014

Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Stojan Radic in the Photonic Systems Laboratory of the Qualcomm Institute The work…
NIST Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers

August 12, 2014

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is…
World-first miniaturized fiber-optical monitoring system embedded in composite material

June 30, 2014

Nanoelectronics research center imec, Ghent University, and their partners in the European FP7 project SMARTFIBER have demonstrated the…
Packing Hundreds of Sensors into a Single Optical Fiber for use in Harsh Environments

June 27, 2014

By fusing together the concepts of active fiber sensors and high-temperature fiber sensors, a team of researchers at…
‘Optical oracle’ could quickly solve complex computing problems

April 1, 2014

(a) The optical oracle’s approach to solve the Hamiltonian path problem on a network with five nodes. An…
Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images

February 26, 2014

The images show the comparison between the simulated image transport through the researchers new optical fiber (top) with…
Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola

January 16, 2014

Brazilian Telecommunication Company (TELEBRAS) office in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 30, 2012 Brazil’s state-owned telecom provider Telebras said…
Fiber optic dress changes color on a whim

January 9, 2014

A bartender serves drinks during the first press event ‘CES Unveiled’ at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center prior…
50 Meters of Optical Fiber Shrunk to the Size of Microchips

November 28, 2013

Long coils of optical waveguides any structure that can guide light, like conventional optical fiber can be used…
SLAC scientists create twisted light

September 20, 2013

Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that…
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