TITLE

Light switches that could boost fiberoptic efficiency

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);8/8/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7633, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10664719

 

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