Our Zurich-based team of researchers has just managed to efficiently guide visible light through a silicon wire – an important milestone towards faster, more efficient integrated circuits. Our low-loss silicon waveguide could enable new photonic chip designs for applications that rely on visible light, and could lead to more efficient lasers and modulators used in telecoms.
Ever noticed that annoying lag that sometimes happens during the internet streaming from, say, your favorite football game? Called latency, this brief delay between a camera capturing an event and the event being shown to viewers is surely annoying during the decisive goal at a World Cup final. But it could be deadly for a […]
As data grows, so does the energy consumption required to store and process it, which is why scientists around the world are turning to light (photonics) as a means of moving data. The Pockels effect, an important phenomenon in certain materials, allows changing the optical properties of the material through an electrical stimulus. The effect […]