David Kirkpatrick

February 22, 2008

Nanotechnology fiber optic boost

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:01 am

Cool news from the KurzweilAI.net newsletter. Nanotech that amplifies and sharpens fiber-op lines.

Replacing bulk with nanotechnology, researchers find new way to keep fiber-optic signal sharp
Nanowerk News, Feb. 20, 2008

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that a single photonic microchip–using four-wave mixing to amplify an optical signal by “pumping” with another beam of light–can replace the bulky bundles of fiber or electronic amplifiers now needed to clean up and sharpen fiber optic signals distorted by distance.

See also Researchers create a broadband light amplifier on a chip
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