Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Marketplace Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Microgears Made from Germanium Generate Twisted Light

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec. 31, 2018 — Miniature gears made from germanium have demonstrated the ability to generate light with orbital angular momentum (OAM). This new light source could be used to boost the amount of data that can be transmitted through optical computing. Light carries information by varying the number of photons emitted or switching between two polarization states. With OAM, or twisted light, each twist can represent a different value or letter, allowing the encoding of more information using less light. Researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Tokyo, Toyohashi University of...Read full article

Related content from Photonics Media



    ARTICLES


    PRODUCTS


    PHOTONICS HANDBOOK ARTICLES


    WHITEPAPERS


    WEBINARS


    PHOTONICS DICTIONARY TERMS


    MEDIA


    PHOTONICS BUYERS' GUIDE CATEGORIES


    COMPANIES
    Photonics.com
    Dec 2018
    GLOSSARY
    optoelectronics
    A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
    Research & TechnologyeducationEuropeAsia-PacificUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity of TokyoToyohashi University of TechnologyHitachi Ltd.laserslight sourcesmaterialsopticsoptoelectronicsCommunicationssemiconductorsintegrated photonicstwisted lightorbital angular momentumoptical gainnano

    back to top
    Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
    ©2023 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

    Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
    x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
    We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.