New Material That Slows Light Might Be in Your Next Optical Wire

By Associated Engineering Press

It seems that scientists at the University of Alabama designed and made a material that changes the speed of light in a new, and more effective way than previous methods did.

The research was done by two professors and three grad students in the UA College of Engineering who managed to create the prototype for the next-generation optical networks and sensors that obviously transmit data via variances in the speed of light. Sources: SoftpediaPhys.orgNanowerkThe News on TimeLab ManagerMedical Design Briefs

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: October 9, 2015    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,