Congratulations to Marko Šprem for co-authorship of the article entitled "Fiber based all-optical infinite impulse response filter tuned via stimulated Brillouin scattering" in OSA Continuum journal in collaboration with colleagues from Faculty of Engineering and the Nanotechnology Center, Bar Ilan University.
Iskratel, is to provide active and passive telecommunications equipment for the construction of an ultra-fast fibre-optic (XGS-PON and GPON) broadband network in 210 municipalities as part of the RUNE (Rural Network) project, with its partners Rune Enia in Slovenia and Rune Crow in Croatia.
As part of the three-year project, 233,000 households in 165 Slovenian municipalities and 130,000 households in 45 municipalities in Croatia will be able to access the Internet at speeds up to 10 Gbps. The project’s goal is to provide pervasive, high-speed connectivity for every European citizen and connect all people living in rural areas with future-orientated fibre broadband connectivity.
Read more at opticalconnectionsnews.com/2020/05/iskratel-to-supply-fibre-optic-kit-for-slovenian-and-croatian-networks
European photonics researchers are now developing a laser-based sensor that detects coronavirus at the earliest point of infection from a saliva or nasal swab in minutes. Responding to the European Commission’s express calls to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, the scientists are developing a new rapid, noninvasive optical biosensor demonstrator that will detect COVID-19 in humans as soon as it is present in the body.
With the ability to diagnose in real-time with high specificity from a low concentration sample, the sensor is much more reliable than the coronavirus rapid-test finger-prick kit that detects if a person has had the coronavirus before and has since recovered.
Find out more at https://www.laserfocusworld.com/test-measurement/article/14173589/new-saliva-test-to-instantly-detect-coronavirus-via-interferometric-laser-technology
Yesterday we presented our laboratory to students and faculty as a part of "Open days of Department of Wireless Communications." Through several demonstrations and showcase of our equipment, we gave the insights of what kind of projects can the students be involved with through their studies, and what unique knowledge and experience can they gain.
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Ten years into the future. That’s about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. It’s technology that not only can massively increase the data transmission capacity of data centers, telecommunications companies and network hardware products to come, but do so with high stability, low noise and the energy efficiency of silicon photonics.
“The level of data traffic in the world is going up very, very fast,” said Bowers, co-author of a paper on the new technology in the journal Optica. Generally speaking, he explained, the transmission and data capacity of state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure must double roughly every two years to sustain high levels of performance. That means that even now, technology companies such as Intel and Cisco have to set their sights on the hardware of 2024 and beyond to stay competitive.
Read more at https://www.opli.net/opli_magazine/eo/2019/a-glimpse-into-the-future/
Open access paper available at https://www.osapublishing.org/optica/abstract.cfm?uri=optica-6-2-128