Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Fiber optics for communications have vastly more bandwidth than standards networks, but cannot be manipulated as easily as electrical signals. By inserting crystalline silicon into the core of conventional optical fibers, Clemson University researchers hope to harness the embedded semiconductors to process optical signals. Applications could include multiplying frequencies and providing access to longer wavelengths not currently available when using conventional glass fibers.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 3:08 PM