Researchers Turn off Backscattering, Aim to Improve Optical Data Transmission

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  • TBMG-35472
Published 2019-11-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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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.