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Facebook Develops Photodetector Tech for Communications

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Novel photodetectors may enable more efficient deployment of free-space optical communication, increasing its scope of use and making light-based wireless communication a practical choice for bringing internet services to remote areas of the world. One of the primary challenges of implementing wireless communications has been how to precisely point a very small laser beam carrying the data at a tiny light detector that is some distance away. Researchers at the Facebook Connectivity Lab demonstrated a method for using fluorescent materials instead of traditional optics to collect...Read full article

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