05 Jan '18, 1pm

NRL improves optical efficiency in nanophotonic devices

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Nanophotonic devices have direct applications for use in ultra-high resolution microscopes, solar energy harvesting, optical computing and targeted medical therapies. A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of hexagonal boron nitride devices, enabling very small lasers and nanoscale optics. "The applications for this research are considerably broad," said Dr. Alexander J. Giles, research physicist, NRL Electronics Science and Technology Division. "By confining light to very small dimensions, nanophotonic devices have direct applications for use in ultra-high resolution microscopes, solar energy harvesting, optical computing and targeted medical therapies." Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) forms an atomically thin lattice con...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=103935

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