Top Photonics News: Graphene photonics--November 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013
Graphene has many interesting properties for photonics, and applications have recently been demonstrated in lasers, detectors, and optical-gain materials.
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Graphene has many interesting properties for photonics, and applications have recently been demonstrated in lasers, detectors, and optical-gain materials. Articles about graphene remain among the most-read on www.laserfocusworld.com.

For a great introduction to the topic:
PHOTONIC FRONTIERS: Graphene photonics are making their way to practical use

A graphene laser could be used to amplify terahertz radiation:
Max Planck team demonstrates that graphene can lase

Graphene could bridge a key gap in the development of silicon photonics for the fiber transmission band:
Integrating graphene detectors with silicon photonics

International cooperation on research into graphene:
Ten-year European Graphene Flagship initiative launched in October 2013

And one of many recent developments:
More graphene! This time in a broadband photosensor

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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