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    Waveguide Design Enables Transmission of Two Types of Light

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    Engineers from Vanderbilt University developed a method of simultaneously transmitting two types of optical signals across a single chip. The work may enable a dramatic increases in the volume of data a silicon chip can transmit over any period of time, directly supporting “lab-on-a-chip” capabilities.

    Engineers design waveguides to work at a single frequency of light, typically 1550 nm, Joshua Caldwell, associate professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, told Photonics Media. The number of waveguide channels, limited by the amount of space on a chip, defines the number of signals a chip is able to process.

    “Frequency multiplexing is a concept where you can simultaneously process…

    Mar, 05 2021 |

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