Project to produce graphene optical modulator
American researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (‘UCSB’)
teamed with Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), developer of breakthrough technologies based on graphene, today provided an update on the graphene optical modulator (An optical modulator is a critical fiber optic component for the encoding and transmission of digital data. ) that is currently under development to create design that is ultrafast, low cost, and low power.
During this project, the team developed a novel modeling technique that allowed for the precise calculation of optical waveguide properties containing graphene. This technique should theoretically enable more precise design and simulation of graphene optical devices, such as a modulator. In addition, the researchers reported that they would be able to manufacture a complete modulator device by the end of September 2016.
This technique theoretically enables more precise design and simulation of graphene optical devices, such as a modulator. The modeling technique and findings already have been accepted for publication and presentation in the Advanced Photonics 2016 Congress, sponsored by The Optical Society.
The Carbon Sciences Company is also undertaking a growth-by-acquisition strategy to extend its presence in the $3.8 trillion worldwide information technology (IT) market with a particular focus on profitable IT services providers.
Bill Beifuss, President of Carbon Sciences, commented, ‘We are happy with the progress we are experiencing. It’s thrilling to witness this technology evolve and come to life. We look forward to continued progress on this project.’
Fiber optic technology, being the backbone of the Internet, has encountered explosive growth in Internet data, in large part as a result of an ever-growing number of Cloud-based services such as Netflix, Facebook, and Google.
Consequently, the fundamental speed limits of current state-of-the-art fiber optic materials are being substantially challenged. In consideration, Management believes that new materials, such as graphene, must be explored and used to significantly increase the speed of data movement in the Cloud. The Company believes that graphene technology has the potential to revolutionize ultrafast data communication. Thereby unleashing a global era of high-resolution video on demand, high fidelity music streaming, high volume e-commerce and many more Cloud-based services.