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Trip the Light Fantastic September 18, 2006

Posted by healthyself in Cell phone safety, Electrical Wiring, EMF Research, Light, light beam, Optical, Organic.
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Fiber Optics to Replace Electronic Switches Using Organic Molecules

Robert F. Service

“Technology visionaries foresee speeding up fiber-optic communications by replacing today’s electronic switches and other components with all-optical devices. So far, however, few optical materials allow one light beam to manipulate another–a feat that requires “third-order” nonlinear optical properties. On page 1233, researchers report developing organic molecules that have third-order properties 35 times larger than ever observed before. They are proof of principle of a scheme that could lead to practical optical switches.”

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/276/5316/1195b

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