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Ultra-thin membrane Flexible Lasers could be used as wearable CBRN sensors, Chip spectroscopy to data-communication

Organic semiconductors enable the fabrication of a range of lightweight and mechanically flexible optoelectronic devices. Organic LEDs, solar cells, and field-effect transistors are now routinely made in bendable or even stretchable formats and with extremely low specific weights.   Most organic semiconductor lasers, however, have remained rigid and relatively bulky …

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New sensor protection technologies to mitigate threat of growing laser designators and Directed Energy Weapons

Military forces worldwide are increasingly using lasers for many purposes including, range finding, anti-missile systems, target designation, ranging of guided munitions and the neutralizing of enemy weapon systems. Therefore soldiers and military vehicles like tanks have also become vulnerable to laser attacks. Militaries are also planning to employ laser directed energy weapons …

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Countries are testing Visible light Communications or LiFi for, Internet of Things, Vehicular networks, 5G mobile and Underwater networks

It is predicted that LEDs will be the ultimate light source in the near future powering indoor illumination, outdoor lamps, traffic signs, advertising displays, car headlights/taillights, etc. Li-Fi, or light fidelity, promises to double the utility of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by using their light as a medium to deliver networked, …

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New Visible light Communications or LiFi technologies enabling Internet of Things, Vehicular networks, 5G mobile and Underwater networks

It is predicted that LEDs will be the ultimate light source in the near future powering indoor illumination, outdoor lamps, traffic signs, advertising displays, car headlights/taillights, etc. Li-Fi, or light fidelity, promises to double the utility of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by using their light as a medium to deliver networked, …

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DARPA PIPES developing integrated optical transceiver capabilities into multi-chip modules for high throughput parallel processing

Silicon photonics offers a potential breakthrough in optical interconnections that provide bandwidth and power performance, to remove communication bottlenecks within integrated circuit chips that incorporate over a billion transistors, and between integrated circuits in single boards that provide multi-teraflop (1012) computing capacity.   That trend is optical interconnection of components, …

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Curved image sensors for better resolution, and wide field of view cameras for cell phones to Miniature UAVs

Smartphone camera technology is growing in leaps and bounds in the past couple of years and continues to be a major point to differentiate their products.  More and more technologies are being incorporated including  larger sensors, better lenses, ultra-thin lens, optical image stabilization technologies, dual camera optical zoom technology that …

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Development of Next generation Infrared Focal Plane Arrays improving Military’s Night Fighting Capability

Night vision devices are becoming essential equipment for night driving, night flying and night surveillance, wildlife observation and search and rescue missions. Night Vision has become essential capability for ground forces in modern warfare as well as for counter terrorist operations.According to Industry ARC’s report on Night vision devices, the …

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