Navigation Links
Penn research helps lay out theory for metamaterials that act as an analog computer
Date:1/9/2014

The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical "metatronic" devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons.

Now, the birthplace of the digital computer, ENIAC, is using this technology in the rebirth of analog computing. A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of Texas at Austin and University of Sannio in Italy, shows that metamaterials can be designed to do "photonic calculus" as a light wave goes through them.

A light wave, when described in terms of space and time, has a profile in space that can be thought of as a curve on a Cartesian plane. The researchers' theoretical material can perform a specific mathematical operation on that wave's profile, such as finding its first or second derivative, as the light wave passes through the material.

Essentially, shining a light wave on one side of such a material would result in that wave profile's derivative exiting the other side. Metamaterials capable of other calculus operations, such as integration and convolution, could also be produced.

Viewing and manipulating this type of light wave "profile" is an everyday occurrence for applications like image processing, though it is typically done after the light wave has been converted to electronic signals in the form of digital information. The researchers' proposed computational metamaterials could almost instantly perform such operations on the original wave, such as the light coming in through the lens of a camera, without conversion to electronic signals.

The study was led by Nader Engheta, the H. Nedwill Ramsey professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering in Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Alexandre Silva, a postdoctoral researcher in Engheta's research group. They collaborated with Francesco Monticone and And
'/>"/>

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Louisiana’s First Clinical Data Research Network to Be Developed Through PCORI Funding
2. Capsugel’s Bend Research to Present New Processes for Flu Vaccine and Other Science Advancements at Upcoming Industry Meetings
3. New Insights on the Decline of Research and Development in Pharma & Biotech
4. New Jersey Health Foundation President Addresses Panel at AAHC Research Efficiency Conference
5. Cardio3 BioSciences, a European biopharmaceutical company, now covered by Edison Investment Research
6. Nanomedicine Market is Expected to Reach USD 177.60 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research
7. Elsevier Launches the New Generation SciVal, Providing Dynamic Real-Time Analytics and Insights into the Global Research Landscape
8. Paraformaldehyde Industry 2014 Global & China Development Analysis in a New Research Study Available at DeepResearchReports.com
9. Researchers find that computer components can be damaged by key manufacturing processes
10. PCCI Collaborates With UTSW On Top National Research Grants Totaling Over $30 Million
11. Greater ChiChina Chain Catering Industry Report, 2013-2016 Available at Marketresearchreports.biz
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Penn research helps lay out theory for metamaterials that act as an analog computer
(Date:2/27/2015)... DIEGO , Feb. 27, 2015  Pfenex Inc. ... the development of biosimilar therapeutics, today announced that it ... Francisco Marriott Marquis on March 2 nd at ... participate on a panel discussing the current state of ... of Biosimilars . For more information ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Steep Hill, the industry leader in ... intends to open a full service medical cannabis quality ... , bringing advanced scientific tools and methodology to the ... Hill is currently the only laboratory licensed by the ... contaminant testing in order to meet the recently adopted ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... On behalf of biotech client GenScript ... Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. (Wilentz) secured a significant jury ... in excess of $10 million. The jury determined that ... that it improperly hired one or more of GenScript,s ... judgment notwithstanding the verdict, a new trial, and remittitur. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Synageva BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: GEVA ... rare disorders, today reported 2014 full year financial ... and financial guidance.  Synageva,s management team will host ... to review the financial results and provide a ... by telephone, please dial (877) 445-4603 for U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Steep Hill First to Receive Provisional Approval to Establish Laboratory Services for Cannabis Testing in State of New Mexico 2Wilentz Client GenScript Awarded $10 Million in Trade Secrets Case Against Genewiz 2Wilentz Client GenScript Awarded $10 Million in Trade Secrets Case Against Genewiz 3Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 2Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 3Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 4Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 5Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 6Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 7Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 8Synageva BioPharma Reports 2014 Full Year Financial Results 9
... June 3, 2011 Asmacure Ltee, a ... receptor agonists for the treatment of asthma and other ... appointed as chief executive officer.  With a solid foundation ... as it progresses its lead compound, a potential new ...
... better predict general patterns of evolution, a University of ... surprising things about gene mutations that might one day ... disease. UH evolutionary biologist Timothy Cooper and ... "Negative Epistasis Between Beneficial Mutations in an Evolving Bacterial ...
... LIVONIA, Mich., June 2, 2011 Genentech and Novartis ... to Market Strategies International, a market research consultancy that ... more than 30 sales force, corporate equity and R&D ... and performance in this rapidly growing marketplace. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Asmacure Ltee Appoints Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry Veteran Martin Driscoll as CEO 2Asmacure Ltee Appoints Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry Veteran Martin Driscoll as CEO 3Work by UH evolutionary biologist may one day help with chronic diseases 2Genentech and Novartis Remain Image Leaders in Oncology and Hematology 2Genentech and Novartis Remain Image Leaders in Oncology and Hematology 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... Technology Showcase, Hall E -   EyeLock Inc. , ... it will showcase its EyeLock ID technology integrated in a ... Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at the ... identity authentication technology is being used to validate the driver ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and NXTDW) a biometric ... recent success of the Wocket™ smart wallet at CES 2015 in ... named as one of the "11 Hot Products at CES" in a ... CES So Far" by Newseveryday.com and "The top 10 gadgets from CES ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Europe,s most prestigious innovation prize ... present a video retrospective of the most exciting and innovative nominations  ... and Sophie Wilson   A different theme ... Starting on 22 January 2015 on   http://www.epo.org/european-inventor   ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 2CES Response for NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Kicks Off 2015 3Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 3
... Palais des congrs de Montral, Montral, Qubec, Canada, 22-26 July ... -- The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) ... 46th SSR Annual Meeting to be held in Montral, Qubec, ... page ( http://www.ssr.org/Meetings.shtml ) for details; information will be added ...
... known that animals flourish in regions where the climate ... set out to discover whether that same relationship held ... when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. "The assumption has ... ecosystems," said paleontologist and lead author Timothy S. Myers, ...
... Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male ... and then discovered they were not the same and could ... Rescue and Conservation Project race to save frogs from a ... averts mating mix-ups., At the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center, ...
Cached Biology News:Study finds Jurassic ecosystems were similar to modern: Animals flourish among lush plants 2Study finds Jurassic ecosystems were similar to modern: Animals flourish among lush plants 3Study finds Jurassic ecosystems were similar to modern: Animals flourish among lush plants 4
... NAP-10 Columns, 50. For rapid and efficient ... in less than 15 minutes by gravity ... distilled water containing 0.15% Kathon CG/ICP Biocide.Available ... 0.5 ml (NAP-5), 1 ml (NAP-10) ...
Human ROR1 Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
Human Rad1 MAb (Clone 33)...
Recombinant Ovine (Sheep) Growth Hormone, Ultra Pure...
Biology Products: