Fiber optics soon dematerialized
|2014/07/28 17:16:02||日常 | optical fiber|
U.S. researchers develop a light optical fiber whose main component is ... air. A crazy idea that would nevertheless improve the strength of an optical signal.
A difference in density of the gas
Milchberg Howard, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland has recently published an article in the journal Optica in which he outlined his plan data transport using optical fiber cloud.
To complete the project, Milchberg Howard and his team developed a waveguide air. The idea is to exploit the air as a physical support, due to the difference in density of the gas. A low density air wall is first constructed, it surrounds a heart of a higher-density air. Since the wall acts as reflective walls of the optical fiber allowing the heart to guide the signal light to its target.
This technology offers completely new perspectives, NASA laser experiments from the International Space Station and Earth communications could also interest loan for the project.