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Optoelectronics: A transistor for light

23 April 14

A high-performance ‘photonic transistor’ that switches light signals instead of electronic signals could revolutionize optical signal processing

Telecommunications: Perfecting plastic

26 October 11

The rate of data transmission over plastic optical fibers can be increased by controlling modal dispersion with simple and robust tapers on each end

Wireless networks: Radios go wide

21 July 10

Demonstration of an energy-efficient, ultra-wide bandwidth radio will advance low-power, short-range wireless networks

Antennas: An answer unfolds

12 May 10

Distributing the components of printed wideband antennas across multiple stacked layers reduces their size by some 25%

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