Unformatted text preview: waves induced by photons. Plasmonic fibers, say the paper's authors, could do what optical fibers do, but much faster, speeding telecommunications and making for faster sensors. While conventional optical fibers are made up of layers of glass, the metamaterials proposed this week would be made up of nano-patterned aluminum oxide and silver. The designs were made by researchers at the the University of California, San Diego and the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at IFW Dresden, Germany. These simulations show how light and plasmons would move through newly designed metamaterial fibers. The line drawings are ray diagrams; the colored circles show the intensity of light through the theoretical fibers' cross sections. Credit: ACS/ Nano Letters...
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- Spring '10
- optical fibers, IFW Dresden, Institute for Integrative Nanosciences