Navigation Links
The photonic beetle
Date:5/19/2008

tending Brigham Young University; BYU biology Professor John Gardner; and Jennifer Cha, of IBMs Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif.

Quest for the Ideal or Champion Photonic Crystal

Researchers are seeking photonic crystals as they aim to develop optical computers that run on light (photons) instead of electricity (electrons). Right now, light in near-infrared and visible wavelengths can carry data and communications through fiberoptic cables, but the data must be converted from light back to electricity before being processed in a computer.

The goal still years away is an ultrahigh-speed computer with optical integrated circuits or chips that run on light instead of electricity.

You would be able to solve certain problems that we are not able to solve now, Bartl says. For certain problems, an optical computer could do in seconds what regular computers need years for.

Researchers also are seeking ideal photonic crystals to amplify light and thus make solar cells more efficient, to capture light that would catalyze chemical reactions, and to generate tiny laser beams that would serve as light sources on optical chips.

Photonic crystals are a new type of optical materials that manipulate light in non-classic ways, Bartl says. Some colors of light can pass through a photonic crystal at various speeds, while other wavelengths are reflected as the crystal acts like a mirror.

Bartl says there are many proposals for how light could be manipulated and controlled in new ways by photonic crystals, however we still lack the proper materials that would allow us to create ideal photonic crystals to manipulate visible light. A material like this doesnt exist artificially or synthetically.

The ideal photonic crystal dubbed the champion crystal was described by scientists elsewhere in 1990. They showed that the optimal photonic crystal one that could manipulate light most efficient
'/>"/>

Contact: Lee Siegel
leesiegel@ucomm.utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Sex is thirst-quenching for female beetles
2. Mountain pine beetle: Canadas new government delivers
3. Japanese beetle may help fight hemlock-killing insect
4. Minister Lunn to attend Union of BC Municipalities Pine Beetle Conference
5. Beetle dung helps forests recover from fire
6. UBC discovery unlocks tree genetics, gives new hope for pine beetle defense
7. Whirligig beetle gets rock n roll legendary name
8. K-State contributions to red flour beetle genome sequencing featured in March 27 issue of Nature
9. The beetles genome sequenced for the first time
10. Small desert beetle found to engineer ecosystems
11. Armed beetles find a mate, whatever their size
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The photonic beetle
(Date:7/24/2014)... loss leads to conflict among people around the world, ... (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program ... to tackle global biodiversity decline. , The harvest of ... people and provides protein for more than a billion ... surprise that today,s unprecedented loss of wildlife, is bringing ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Geneva Healthcare Suite, ... devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an ... (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study published ... Departments are using the suite to access data from ... defibrillators. "Using Geneva,s technology platform we have ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... native animal species for food or commercial food sale, ... in the decline of many species of primates and ... more than half of the species being consumed are ... surveying not only the meat made available for sale ... forest by hunters and brought to villages for consumption, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts 2UC San Diego Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite 2UC San Diego Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite 3
... Climate Center, the newest of five international sites where ... experiment on the effects of climate change on forests, ... eastern China. "It is extremely rewarding to collaborate ... as we begin to comprehend the effects of climate ...
... EU emissions trading has put a price on something ... the atmosphere. , Allocating free allowances creates problematic expectations among ... a large number of emission allowances tomorrow." This runs completely ... researcher Markus Wrke, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. ...
... Plath stuck her head in the oven. History teems with ... these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research ... Association for Psychological Science, maybe both. In order to ... of Semmelweis University in Hungary focused his research on neuregulin ...
Cached Biology News:China's new Climate Center welcomes citizen scientists 2The EU must allocate fewer emission allowances and stop making free allocations 2The EU must allocate fewer emission allowances and stop making free allocations 3Mad genius: Study suggests link between psychosis and creativity 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... PARK, Calif. , July 24, 2014 ... seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and ... Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for ... of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the ... well as microbicides for preventing sexual transmission of HIV. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG ... its potential revenue from new rodenticide research are premature. ... analysts on July 22, 2014, Neogen,s CEO commented about ... research. "It was my intent Tuesday at ... of a new type of rodenticide, but certainly not ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ... entrepreneurship http://www.draperuniversity.com , is proud to announce ... entrepreneurs from 17 different countries will converge on ... Silicon Valley for an intensive, experiential program focused ... doing.” The highly selective school, currently running its ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ... reporting of molecular diagnostic test results. It also ... necessary for the validation and reporting of high ... Molecular diagnostics is a rapidly growing area of ... disease, genetic predisposition, cancer, and companion diagnostics in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 3Neogen comments on SenesTech 2Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 2Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 3New DNA-barcode Patent Virtually Eliminates False Test Results and Sample Mix-up 2
... RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 2007 A new Oak ... Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina and also lead to ... and Regional Resilience Initiative (CARRI) will be implemented in ... the ability to prepare for, respond to and ...
... electronic devices of the future will utilise technologies not ... the use of carbon nanotubes as interconnects for computer ... with some new work from nanotechnology researchers within the ... , Previous work to develop such junction structure ...
... Nov. 21 HealthpointCapital Partners II, L.P., ... medical devices,announced today that, through its Healthpoint ... Ideal Medical Products, S.A. Ideal,Medical Products is ... of leading spinal implant developer Scient,x, S.A., ...
Cached Biology Technology:ORNL 'resilience' plan to help Tennessee, Mississippi and South Carolina communities beat disaster 2HealthpointCapital to Acquire Ideal Medical Products 2
... This benchtop ductless exhaust hood ventilates ... safe indoor release of exhaust. Bonded ... Over 28" of vertical clearance (with ... Includes polypropylene spill tray; options include ...
Sigmas E-TOXATE (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) test kits are intended for the detection and semiquantitation,of endotoxins for research purposes....
... modular cleanroom for biological safety labs ... cleanliness (to Class 10/ISO 3) and ... create ultra-smooth surfaces that are easy ... radius corners simplify cleaning. Unique double-wall ...
... These versatile enclosures ... with nitrogen or other ... a low-humidity environment. HEPA ... and ionization modules also ...
Biology Products: