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2014-02-20 11:57:41

Engineers build cutting-edge photonic devices using standard chip-making process The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that use light instead of electrical signals. But these so-called photonic devices are typically built using customized methods that make them difficult and expensive to manufacture. Now, engineers have demonstrated that low power photonic devices can be fabricated using standard chip-making processes. They have...

Tunable Plasmonic Crystal
2013-10-29 13:04:40

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories A device like a photonic crystal, but smaller and tunable Gems are known for the beauty of the light that passes through them. But it is the fixed atomic arrangements of these crystals that determine the light frequencies permitted passage. Now a Sandia-led team has created a plasmonic, or plasma-containing, crystal that is tunable. The effect is achieved by adjusting a voltage applied to the plasma. Because the crystal then is agile in transmitting...

Opal-Based Breathalyzer Being Developed
2013-10-09 05:05:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Italian researchers are hoping to make catching drunk drivers easier and less expensive for police officers by developing a new portable breathalyzer capable of testing for precise alcohol concentrations. Their research, which appears in Tuesday’s edition of The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Optical Materials Express, describes a new portable device that would change colors from green to red when it detected higher...

Changing Organic Molecules' Interaction With Light
2013-08-06 13:28:05

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies MIT researchers discover a new platform that provides simple means to manipulate organic molecules' emission, and may have important implications to organic light emitting devices and molecular biosensors Enhancing and manipulating the light emission of organic molecules is at heart of many important technological and scientific advances, including in the fields of organic light emitting devices, bio-imaging,...

2013-07-24 16:28:16

DUBLIN, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s489nh/photonic) has announced the addition of the "Photonic Integrated Circuit (IC) & Quantum Computing Market-By Application, Integration, Components, Raw Materials & Geography to 2022" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s489nh/photonic ] report to their offering. Photonic Integrated circuits (PIC) is a breakthrough technology as it uses photons...

2013-07-10 19:42:12

There are several ways to "trap" a beam of light — usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or high-tech materials such as photonic crystals. But now researchers at MIT have discovered a new method to trap light that could find a wide variety of applications. The new system, devised through computer modeling and then demonstrated experimentally, pits light waves against light waves: It sets up two waves that have the same wavelength, but exactly opposite phases...

App Turns Your Smartphone Into A Mobile Mini Lab
2013-05-24 12:03:07

[WATCH VIDEO: Smartphone Biosensor Demonstration] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smartphones are increasingly becoming more beneficial as tools for uses other than what they were originally intended for. While people can still be found talking and texting more than ever, many have found that pushing a few buttons on their mobile devices helps them do much more than checking their e-mail or finding specific information over the Web. Researchers have...

2013-04-10 12:31:56

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and successfully demonstrated a photonic Floquet topological insulator, a new device used to protect the transport of light through a unique, lattice of 'waveguides.' The advancement may play a key role in the photonics industry. A description is published in the current issue of NATURE (11 April 2013). The photonics industry is at the heart of modern computing and...

2013-04-04 12:28:46

DUBLIN, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w6zmnr/photonic) has announced the addition of the "Photonic Integrated Circuit (IC) & Quantum Computing Market-By Application, Integration, Components, Raw Materials & Geography (2012 - 2022)" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Photonic Integrated circuits (PIC) is a breakthrough technology as it uses...

2013-03-27 16:29:58

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The OLED lighting market continues to evolve from its earliest days of luxury luminaires and show pieces. Most of the industry's observers and participants have been targeting the year 2016 as the year that OLED lighting was to really take off. Unfortunately though, in the past year the market showed no discernible technical advancements and from the manufacturing standpoint, there has been insufficient progress on bringing yields up...