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In collaboration with Institute Director John Bowers, Intel has developed a prototype high-speed optical data link, which is integrated onto silicon. The Silicon Photonics Link supports data transfers at rates of up to 50Gbps, a speed Intel compared to transmitting an entire HD movie every second.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Photonics
Dr. Edward Moses, Director for the National Ignition Facility and Principal Associate Director for the NIF and Photon Science organization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, presents an Energy Leadership Lecture entitled "Laser Fusion Energy: Opportunities and Challenges."
Date: 07/06/2010
Technologies: Photonics
Photonic engineers at Yale University are mimicking the crystal nanostructures of scales on butterfly wings to create more efficient solar cells and optical devices.
Date: 06/14/2010
Type: News
In this recent paper in Optics & Photonics News, John Bowers and the team at UCSB discuss how silicon photonics may revolutionize the 21st century by bringing together two technological areas that transformed the 20th - photonics and microelectronics.
Date: 05/18/2010
Type: Article
OIDA's 3rd annual forum on green photonics will bring together key players involved in developing the technical, business, and government roles of photonics in building a more sustainable and renewable future.
Date: 05/06/2010
Type: Event
Technologies: Photonics
Exascale Computing Lab at HP Labs Director, Norman Jouppi, speaks on decreasing energy use and increasing device flexibility through opportunities in integrated photonics.
Date: 01/27/2010
Type: Slides, Video
A material containing electroluminescent liquid crystals could be used to make new kinds of OLED and LCD displays.
Date: 11/09/2009
Type: News
Tags: LED, OLED, photons
Touching on progress made in recent decades, this article highlights popular papers published in Nanotechnology in 2009.
Date: 10/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics, Photonics
Researchers at Cornell have developed a silicon device to speed up optical data transmission. The device requires little energy and works by splitting up the data into pulses, which it outputs at 270 gigabits per second.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
Researchers at UC Berkeley have generated visible light in a space smaller than a protein molecule. This lighting is extremely efficient, so the small amount of scattered light produced is clearly visible.
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics

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