Contributions to laser technology spotlighted

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Contributions to laser technology spotlighted

Posted: May 17, 2010

Research at Arizona State University is promising to expand the potential of laser technology.

Engineers and scientists led by professor Cun-Zheng Ning, for instance, are making advances in the use of nanolasers that may provide ways to improve the performance of computers and speed up Internet access.

That would involve optical devices (in other words, tiny lasers) working in conjunction with electronic circuits, to create what experts are calling “data highways made of light.”

Ning’s contributions to the quest to achieve “the dream of optical computing” are noted in an edition of Science magazine. (See link below.)

Ning is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, a part of in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Click here to read read more details about Ning’s research.

Article source:
Science

Article:

http://asunews.asu.edu/files/Science2010Nanolaser.pdf

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About The Author

Joe Kullman

Before coming to ASU in 2006 as the first senior media relations officer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Joe had worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: joe.kullman@asu.edu | (480) 965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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