Thursday, August 4, 2011

CalTech Researchers Announce Breakthrough Optical Diode

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have created a silicon waveguide that channels light in only one direction. Standard waveguides are bi-directional. The break through, described in a paper in the journal 'Science', is a major step forward for optical logic chips. The next step is to build an optical isolator that can be integrated onto a silicon chip.

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