Photonics Hot List: March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024
In this episode, we cover how NASA's latest Moon landing relies on photonics tech, a silicon photonic chip that advances AI computing, and how tellurite glass could be an effective semiconductor.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

For the first time in more than 50 years, NASA has ventured back to the Moon. But what’s even more exciting is the photonics technology, including lasers and sensors, that’s involved.

A new silicon photonic chip developed by a team at the University of Pennsylvania could bring AI to the next level with its ability to perform the complex mathematics needed to train and power AI systems using light.

An international group of scientists has made a major discovery in the realm of semiconductor materials: tellurite glass can actually re-form and reorganize when exposed to femtosecond laser light, paving the way for light-harvesting technologies.

About the Author

Justine Murphy | Multimedia Director, Laser & Military

Justine Murphy is the multimedia director for the Laser & Military Group at Endeavor Business Media. In addition to Laser Focus World, the group includes Military & Aerospace Electronics and Vision Systems Design. She is a multiple award-winning writer and editor with more 20 years of experience in newspaper publishing as well as public relations, marketing, and communications. For nearly 10 years, she has covered all facets of the optics and photonics industry as an editor, writer, web news anchor, and podcast host for an internationally reaching magazine publishing company. Her work has earned accolades from the New England Press Association as well as the SIIA/Jesse H. Neal Awards. She received a B.A. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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