Light switches that could boost fiberoptic efficiency

Knight, Helen
August 2003
Engineer (00137758);8/8/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7633, p11
Reports that researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts are using liquid crystal droplets to create glass panes capable of switching between transparent and diffracting states as an electric field is applied. Implication of the technique on improving the efficiency of fiberoptic networks.


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