The design for new silicon "microring resonators" (Image: Purdue University, Minghao Qi)
New technology developed at Purdue University could eliminate wires for communications in homes, businesses and cars (Image: Purdue University, Michael Esposito)
In a step that could see communication wires banished from homes and offices researchers have developed a miniature device capable of converting ultra-fast laser pulses into bursts of radio-frequency signals. The advance could enable all communications, from HDTV broadcasts to secure computer connections, to be transmitted from a single base station.
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