May 21, 2019

Optical device decomposes a beam into a Cartesian grid of identical Gaussian spots

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A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed medical imaging.

University of Queensland researcher and optical engineer Dr. Joel Carpenter worked with Nokia Bell Labs to build the device to tackle the challenge of splitting into the shapes it is made up of, known as .

“Splitting a into colours is easy because nature gives you that one for free—think of rainbows or when light shines through glass at an angle,” Dr. Carpenter said.

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