Silicon fiber optics debut News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment By inserting crystalline silicon into the core of conventional optical fibers, Clemson University researchers hope to harness the embedded semiconductors to process optical signals.
Researchers target diamond based lasers and apps Product News 10/13/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, have started work on a three and a half-year project to develop a solid-state laser design incorporating CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond manufactured by Element Six Ltd.
Toshiba Cambridge team claims quantum key record News & Analysis 10/8/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Cambridge Research Lab of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd have increased the bit rate of quantum key distribution (QKD) more than hundred-fold. They suggest the breakthrough will allow secure QKD to be used on optical networks with multiple nodes.
IQE joins European photonic components project News & Analysis 10/8/2008 Post a comment IQE plc, the Cardiff, Wales based semiconductor wafer products and wafer services specialist, has joined the effort by a group of European companies to develop photonic components for broadband access and local area networks.
Researchers demo all-organic, multicolour flexible displays News & Analysis 10/2/2008 Post a comment Researchers at Sony Deutschland GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) and the Max-Planck–Institute for Polymer Research, (Mainz, Germany) have demonstrated the possibility of bendable optically assessed organic light emitting displays for the first time, based on red or IR-A light upconversion.
Groups push for full color flexible displays Product News 10/1/2008 Post a comment Liquavista BV, (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), a spinoff from Philips Research Labs, is setting up an operation in Cambridge, England, following the successful bid for a Ł12 million co-operative research program to develop next generation flexible electronic displays that support full color and video.
LED - revolutionary backlighting for industry LCDs? Design How-To 10/1/2008 Post a comment Light emitting diodes are used in an increasing number of medium- and large-format displays as backlight. As could be seen recently at the ifa, the Consumer Electronics sector is assuming a pioneering role here " all liquid crystal display manufacturers presented ultra-flat LCD TV appliances with LED backlighting. But is the new backlight technology also suitable for industrial applications?
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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