Artificial Material for Ultrafast Optical Communication (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.