Using nature to produce a revolutionary optical material

Using nature to produce a revolutionary optical material

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uoh-unt090519.php

An international team of researchers has reported a new way to safeguard drones, surveillance cameras and other equipment against laser attacks, which can disable or destroy the equipment. The capability is known as optical limiting.

The work, published in the journal Nature Communications , also describes a superior manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics; instead, they use an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of internet communications. That could remove a roadblock in moving from 4GLTE to 5G networks.