Optics

Fiber optic testing

Fiber optic cable in essence, is a hair-like glass conduit that carries virtually any type of signal from one point to another at light speed (at the speed of light has in glass, around two thirds of the speed it has in free space). Today, practically every communication network contains fiber optics, because fiber’s extra

Fiber optics technology

An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter typically slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications. Fibers are

Flexible Optical Metasurfaces Promise “Smart” Contact Lenses – IEEE Spectrum

The name of the game in optical metasurfaces is shortening the wavelengths of light. This yields devices that can manipulate light for information processing and also reduce the bulk of the devices based on traditional optics. Metasurfaces have been pretty good at offering small, flat features, but the integrated metallic resonators they use to filter light according

Experiment Provides Further Evidence That Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It | IFLScience

Physicists have succeeded in confirming one of the theoretical aspects of quantum physics: Subatomic objects switch between particle and wave states when observed, while remaining in a dual state beforehand. In the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, events rippling back in time may not seem that much stranger than things like “spooky action at a