Tag: photonics

2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

May 5, 2015

While graphene has become increasingly used for optoelectronic applications, researchers at the University of Rochester claim that the work they have done with tungsten diselenide represents the first time that 2-D materials have produced optically active quantum dots.

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Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

May 4, 2015

Until now, optically active quantum dots have not been observed in materials consisting of a single layer of atom, also known as 2D materials. Rochester researchers have shown how the 2D material tungsten diselenide can be fashioned into an atomically thin semiconductor that serves as a platform for solid-state quantum dots.

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Politicos make photonics push again

Politicos make photonics push again

April 2, 2015

Rochester’s Washington D.C. delegation is again throwing its political weight behind New York landing a federally created center for photonics manufacturing. The White House last year announced that through the U.S. Defense Department it would put $110 million toward creation of a high-tech Institute for Manufacturing Innovation with a focus on photonics.

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New York-led proposal among photonics finalists

New York-led proposal among photonics finalists

April 1, 2015

A partnership based in New York is a finalist for funding from the Department of Defense to develop of network of photonics research and training facilities.

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New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 20, 2015

Rochester researchers and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using “twisted light.” The new approach doubles the 1 bit per photon that is possible with current systems that rely on light polarization and could help increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems.

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Rob Clark comments on bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ bill

March 18, 2015

The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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Rochester competes for national photonics institute

Rochester competes for national photonics institute

February 1, 2015

A consortium that includes the University as a key participant has been named one of three finalists to make New York the home for a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.

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Rochester named 1 of 3 finalists for integrated photonics institute

Rochester named 1 of 3 finalists for integrated photonics institute

January 30, 2015

The Department of Defense announced Friday that Rochester is one of three finalists in the running for millions in federal dollars to fund the nation’s first Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute. We already have the edge on them. We’ve had the edge on them for a couple generations,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-25th District.

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Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

October 4, 2014

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would establish an Institute for Manufacturing Innovation on photonics, or the science of using light in everything from advanced manufacturing to transmitting data. The industry and related fields such as optics and imaging already account for an estimated 17,000 jobs in this region.

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Rochester to compete for Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute

October 3, 2014

On Oct. 3, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter announced that the Obama administration has made a significant federal commitment to the nation’s photonics industry through a competition that may boost the Rochester-area economy and create jobs.

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