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Optical Signal Processing Based on Light Controlled Photon Tunneling (ISR IP)

ISR intellectual property available to license

Inventors:
Igor Smolyaninov, Christopher Davis, Anatoly Zayats

U.S. Patent: 6,897,436

Description
Innovations in the field of optical technology will continue to offer system designers the opportunity to create new solutions that will further stimulate the evolution of the all-optical telecommunication networks. In the same way that transistors and integrated circuits transformed the twentieth century into the " electronic century", all-optical components will make the first century of the millennium "the photonic century.”

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed and proved the possibility of controlling light transmission at a single photon level. Their elegant approach, based on a new concept of light-controlled photon tunneling, opens the possibility of processing information via light at a very basic level, "controlling light by light."

This research can be used in a variety of applications for next step applications in "all-optical" technology including quantum computing, all-optical signal processing and control.

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If you would like to license this intellectual property, have questions, would like to contact the inventors, or need more information, contact ISR External Relations Director Jeff Coriale at coriale@umd.edu or 301.405.6604.

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June 19, 2007


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For more information, contact ISR External Relations Director
Jeff Coriale at coriale@umd.edu or 301.405.6604.

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