5 September 2014 Nanophotonic materials and devices: driving the big data engine
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Photonics has been critical to the growth of the Internet that now carries a vast array of information over optical fiber. The future growth of information technology, including the transmission and processing of vast amounts of data, will require a new class of photonic devices that readily integrate directly with semiconductor circuits and processors. Nanophotonics will play a key role in this development, providing both designer optical materials and radically smaller and lower power consumption devices. We present our developments in engineered nanophotonic polymer materials and electro-optic polymer/silicon nanowire devices in the context of this burgeoning field.
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R. A. Norwood, R. A. Norwood, "Nanophotonic materials and devices: driving the big data engine", Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 91860R (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064625

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