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Optics Breakthrough Could Make Infra-Red Technology Cheap and Easy-To-Use

Recently a group of Australian researchers made a breakthrough in infra-red technology that is very efficient and cost effective. This ultimately could save millions of dollars in areas that utilize sensing devices such as defense and agriculture. The research has resulted in a huge improvement of the absorption efficiency of light in a semiconductor only

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Researchers Demonstrate Record Optical Nonlinearity for Indium Tin Oxide

Research lead by Robert W. Boyd, the Professor of Optics and Physics at the University of Rochester, has led to a breakthrough that may change the way researchers approach photonics applications. The breakthrough had to do with what physicists call nonlinear optics – which is the different ways materials behave contingent on the intensity of

Physicists Discover New Form of Light That Could Transform Future of Fiber-Optic Communications

A new discovery made by two Irish Physicists has changed our fundamental understanding of light, with implications effecting quantum computing and fiber-optic communications. The discovery was made by Paul Eastham and John Donegan from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Physics. In the 1830s physicists concluded that photons were limited to integer values of angular momentum. It was

How To Become A Photonics Engineer

What is Photonics? Photonics is the area of study which involves the use of light (photons) to generate energy, detect information, or transmit information. The main goal of photonics engineering is to develop new innovative ways to solve problems in telecommunications, medicine, manufacturing, and construction. If you are a bright, detail orientated mind, that enjoys

How Photonics is Changing the World

Photonics is the science of light generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing; and it’s applications are making huge impacts on the world today. I will talk about three of the areas Photonics is making massive advances within. I hope you learn something, as I will try my