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Graphene Optical Modulators Could Lead to Ultrafast Communications
May 8, 2011
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of crystallized carbon, can be tuned electrically to modify the amount of photons absorbed. This ability to switch light on and off is the fundamental characteristic of a network modulator, opening the door to optical computing in handheld electronics.
University of California, Berkeley
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