OPTICAL: IBM claims world's first 3D magnetic crystal"
IBM Research has created what it claims is the world's first 3D magneto-optical crystal, complete with embedded quantum dots with optical properties. The work underscores IBM's strategy for nanoscale metamaterials that feature tunable properties not found in nature�such as magnetic crystals. By gradually melding metamaterials with traditional silicon technologies, IBM envisions a mix-and-match cookbook of metamaterials. The first metamaterial exhibits long-sought magneto-optical coupling. This was achieved by carefully packing magnetic- and optical-nanoparticles into a common crystaline superlattice, thereby coupling their properties. It also enabled a magnetic field to modulate an optical transmission.
Audio Interviews / Interviews on CD