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 £12 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?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.