Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Optical link

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light and bend it at right angles a further step in their aim of developing nanophotonics and optical computing. The full paper is available here describing the optical link, a slice of silicon etched with a grating to split two different wavelengths of light at right angles separating O-band (1300 nm) and C-band (1550 nm) light into separate waveguides

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