International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies Archives | The American Ceramic Society

International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

Rethinking optical fiber glasses and what it will take to pump more data into our phones

By Eileen De Guire / January 15, 2018

Optical fiber networks form the backbones of wireless communication and data transmission, but scattering nonlinearities limit transmission. A series of four new open-access papers introduce a unified materials approach to finding new and better optical fiber glasses without intrinsic nonlinearities.

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Defining an epoch—Can the case be made for the Glass Age?

By Eileen De Guire / December 27, 2016

The new issue of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science makes the case for affirming contemporary times as the Glass Age. Technical articles document the historical contributions of glass science and technology as well as reporting on new scientific understandings that will lead to new technologies.

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International Year of Light puts spotlight on optics, photonics, and sustainable development

By Jessica McMathis / February 3, 2015

The United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies—a global initiative to spread awareness of the ways optical technologies promote sustainability and address growing global challenges concerning energy, health, and more.

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