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2012-12-10 00:21:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing. The breakthrough technology - called "silicon nanophotonics" - allows the integration of different optical components side-by-side with electrical circuits on a single silicon chip using, for the first time, sub-100nm semiconductor technology. (Logo:...

2012-12-07 11:35:26

Berkeley Lab scientists develop a new nanotech tool to probe solar-energy conversion If nanoscience were television, we'd be in the 1950s. Although scientists can make and manipulate nanoscale objects with increasingly awesome control, they are limited to black-and-white imagery for examining those objects. Information about nanoscale chemistry and interactions with light–the atomic-microscopy equivalent to color–is tantalizingly out of reach to all but the most persistent...

2012-10-10 21:25:05

Rice University researchers find plasmonics show promise for optically induced electronics Rice University researchers are doping graphene with light in a way that could lead to the more efficient design and manufacture of electronics, as well as novel security and cryptography devices. Manufacturers chemically dope silicon to adjust its semiconducting properties. But the breakthrough reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano details a novel concept: plasmon-induced...

2012-08-28 06:28:10

TORONTO and ITHACA, N.Y., and SINGAPORE, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tornado Medical Systems is pleased to announce a partnership with the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, to commercialize nanospectrometers for optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications. OCT is a technique for obtaining high-resolution sub-surface images of translucent or opaque materials based on light, rather than sound...

2012-08-21 00:23:37

Research could lead to the development of enhanced bio-sensors for healthcare and more efficient solar cells and displays Researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with European research institutes ICFO (Barcelona) and AMOLF (Amsterdam), have succeeded in mapping how light behaves in complex photonic materials inspired by nature, like iridescent butterfly wings. Scientists have broken the limit of light resolution at the nanoscale and delivered a fundamental insight into how...

2012-06-21 02:26:50

Scientists visualize the trapping and confinement of light on graphene, making a sheet of carbon atoms the most promising candidate for optical information processing on the nano-scale, optical detection, and ultrafast optoelectronics Spanish research groups achieve first ever visualizations of light guided with nanometric precision on graphene (a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms). This visualization proves what theoretical physicists have long predicted; that it is possible to trap...

2012-01-17 20:00:00

Tornado Medical Systems launches its high resolution slit-less HyperFlux spectrometer product line at Photonics West. Highest resolution and throughput in its class. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Tornado Medical Systems (Tornado), developer of spectroscopic solutions for sample identification, detection, diagnosis and imaging announced the launch of its much anticipated HyperFlux line of spectrometers. This ground-breaking technology overcomes the expensive trade-off between...

Image 1 - Researchers Use Nanophotonics For Optical Look Inside Living Cells
2011-12-22 05:10:27

An endoscope that can provide high-resolution optical images of the interior of a single living cell, or precisely deliver genes, proteins, therapeutic drugs or other cargo without injuring or damaging the cell, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). This highly versatile and mechanically robust nanowire-based optical probe can also be applied to biosensing and single-cell electrophysiology. A team...

Image 1 - Nanophotonics Help Reshape On-chip Computer Data Transmission
2011-11-16 04:13:41

New nanoscale light-emitting diode is thousands of times more energy efficient that laser-based devices and ultrafast; could transform computer data transmission at the chip level A team at Stanford's School of Engineering has demonstrated an ultrafast nanoscale light emitting diode (LED) that is orders of magnitude lower in power consumption than today's laser-based systems and able to transmit data at 10 billion bits per second. The researchers say it is a major step forward in providing...

2011-09-22 19:19:15

Research highlights advances in nano-optics Light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale has turned into a very fast-growing field of research known as nano-optics.  To highlight breakthroughs in the specific areas of nano-optics known as nanoplasmonics and metamaterials, the editors of the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Optical Materials Express (OMEx) have published a special Focus Issue on Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials. The issue is organized and edited by Guest...