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NSF Awards $400K Grant to UCF for Photon Tunnel Development

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Central Florida-led team $400,049 to develop photon tunnels, new devices for concentrating and controlling light. Concentrating light is used in a range of electronics and machines such as computers and cell phones to fiber optics and sensors. These devices all use conventional lenses to concentrate light, but the lenses collect and concentrate light on a specific spot, and that spot moves as light rays strike from different angles or positions. “As a result, sensors and detectors can lose energy as the source...Read full article

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