Optoelectronics

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The latest resource for optical chips

The latest resource for optical chips
The Semiconductor Industry Association has estimated that at current rates of increase, computers’ energy requirements will exceed the world’s total power output by 2040. Using light rather than electricity to move data would dramatically reduce computer chips’ energy consumption, and the past 20 years have seen remarkable progress in the development of silicon photonics, or optical devices that are made from silicon so they can easily be integrated with electronics on silicon chips.
21st February 2017

Tarantulas inspire structural colour with optimised angle

Tarantulas inspire structural colour with optimised angle
Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a structural-coloured material that shows consistent colour from all viewing directions. This finding overturns the conventional wisdom that long-range order photonic structures are always iridescent, opening new potential to mass produce structural colours because highly ordered designs are easy to scale-up and manufacture.
13th February 2017

Holographic atomic memory generates single photons on demand

Holographic atomic memory generates single photons on demand
Holographic atomic memory, invented and constructed by physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, is the first device able to generate single photons on demand in groups of several dozen or more. The device, successfully demonstrated in practice, overcomes one of the fundamental obstacles towards the construction of some type of quantum computer.
9th February 2017


Radiation resistant lenses

Radiation resistant lenses
A new brochure providing an informative introduction to radiation resistant optics, their capabilities, areas of use and specifications of standard lenses available off-the-shelf, has been announced by Resolve Optics. Approaching 30 years, Resolve Optics has built a strong reputation for specialist lens design and manufacture of smaller production quantities of radiation-resistant (non-browning) lenses and optical products on time to strict quality and target price guidelines.
16th January 2017

Light cools microscopic drum below quantum limit

Light cools microscopic drum below quantum limit
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called "quantum limit." The NIST theory and experiments, described in Nature, showed that a microscopic mechanical drum—a vibrating aluminum membrane—could be cooled to less than one-fifth of a single quantum, or packet of energy, lower than ordinarily predicted by quantum physics.
12th January 2017

Real time imaging of medaka aboard space station

Real time imaging of medaka aboard space station
Akira Kudo at Tokyo Tech and colleagues report in Scientific Reports that live-imaging and transcriptome analysis of medaka fish transgenic lines lead to immediate alteration of cells responsible for bone structure formation. These findings are important for assessing the effects microgravity on long term human space missions. Space travel in a reduced gravity environment can have lasting effects on the body.
11th January 2017

Ultra-small nanocavity advances quantum-based data encryption

Ultra-small nanocavity advances quantum-based data encryption
Researchers have developed a type of light-enhancing optical cavity that is only 200 nm tall and 100 nm across. Their new nanoscale system represents a step toward brighter single-photon sources, which could help propel quantum-based encryption and a truly secure and future-proofed network. Quantum encryption techniques, which are seen as likely to be central to future data encryption methods, use individual photons as an extremely secure way to encode data.
22nd December 2016

Retrofit system deactivates germs without using chemicals

Retrofit system deactivates germs without using chemicals
Air-conditioning systems can be breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, particularly if they are not cleaned regularly. What’s more, air conditioning systems can distribute these pathogens throughout the entire room. With Air Zing 2020 from Osram, a UV light based retrofit solution for window air conditioning units these germs and organisms are being effectively combated for the first time.
22nd December 2016

More movement in neuroscience microscopy

More movement in neuroscience microscopy
  A method to precisely move microscopes while allowing the sample to remain stationary, has been provided in the new ZDP50K Translation Stage from Prior Scientific, and is compatible with all modern research microscopes. 
13th December 2016

Nanoscale optical element regulates the of light particles

Nanoscale optical element regulates the of light particles
Just like in normal road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule is required. A new method has now been developed at TU Wien to provide such a rule for light signals. For this purpose, the two glass fibers were coupled at their intersection point to an optical resonator, in which the light circulates and behaves as in a roundabout.
9th December 2016


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