Research Laboratory of Electronics

Fiber optics of the future: Multifunctionality through multimaterials

By / November 27, 2012

Three of the general methodologies for multimaterial fiber preform fabrication. (a) rod-in-tube, (b) extrusion, and (c) stack-and-draw methods. Credit: Tao et al.; IJAGS. Over the last 50 years, optical fibers have moved from novelty to ubiquity. Although we pay little attention to the composition of these fibers, really, why should we? The fact is that…

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New Approach to Solar Concentrators

By / April 9, 2009

Researchers at MIT have developed a novel way to concentrate sunlight for solar cells that doesn’t involve mirrors and tracking mechanisms.

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