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University of California - San Diego

Artificial Material for Ultrafast Optical Communication

Caption: Electrical engineers at UC San Diego have demonstrated that artificial materials can significantly improve the speed of optical communications. The team showed that an artificial metamaterial can increase the light density and blink speed of a fluorescent light-emitting dye molecule.

Credit: Image credit: Liu Research Group/UC San Diego

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