Non-metallic metamaterial advances mission to fabricate photonic circuits

08/20/2014 - 00:00

  By Richard Cairney -<br><br>The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we’d only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta are breaking another barrier, designing nano-optical cables small enough to replace the copper wiring on computer chips.<br><br>This could result in radical increases in computing speeds and reduced energy use by electronic devices.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA</a>