The SAE MOBILUS platform will continue to be accessible and populated with high quality technical content during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. x

Researchers Turn off Backscattering, Aim to Improve Optical Data Transmission

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35472
Published 2019-11-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
Annotation ability available
Sector:
Language:
  • English

Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. In a study, researchers exploited an interaction between light and sound waves to suppress the scattering of light from material defects — which could lead to improved fiber optic communication.