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Crossing a critical threshold in optical communications


June 8, 2015

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Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the "world's first fully functioning single crystal waveguide in glass." In an article published in Scientific Reports, the group said it had employed ultrafast femtosecond lasers to produce a 3-D single crystal capable of guiding light waves through glass with little loss of light. Full Story

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