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  • Optoelectronics Center Buys Nanopatterning Instrument
Mar 2011
CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 — The Optoelectronics Research Center has purchased the DPN 5000 System from Illinois-based NanoInk. The instrument will be used for fabricating nanostructured photonic metamaterials and sensors.

The Optoelectronics Research Center is based at the University of Southampton in the UK and comprises more than 30 groups working in fields ranging from optical materials discovery and fundamental photonics to light generation and advanced optical fiber technologies. The DPN 5000 is housed in the university's new Mountbatten Building cleanroom and laboratory complex.

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optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
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