Ultraviolet laser Russian scientists will accelerate the Internet

Ультрафиолетовый лазер российских ученых ускорит интернет

. Russian physicists have developed a cheap material to turn the light infrared laser in the UV, which will accelerate work of computer networks and will allow scientists to follow the movement of individual molecules and atoms, says the article, published in the journal Nanoscale.

“Using ultrashort laser pulses for information transmission, we can significantly compress and accelerate the flow. Besides these metaphores can be implemented in an optical chip and to switch the frequency of the radiation. This allows you to separate data streams in parallel and to produce large amounts of computing,” says Anton Tsypkin from ITMO University in St. Petersburg, whose words the press service of the University.

Ultraviolet radiation has a number of interesting properties allowing it to be used to speed up chemical reactions, printable circuits, we present microscopy and other scientific and industrial applications. In recent years physicists and engineers have created dozens of types of ultraviolet lasers and light sources in the hope of developing on their basis of light computers and data transmission systems.

Nevertheless, to make it still failed, including due to the fact that the integration of ultraviolet lasers in the chip is difficult for the reason that some solid materials can produce ultraviolet light by itself. Even fewer materials can produce ultraviolet, without spending a huge amount of energy.

As the researchers note, this design can produce not only the usual UV light that can be seen by birds and some insects, but a deep kind of glow, used in medicine and science.

Other sources of ultraviolet radiation produce brighter beams and have a higher efficiency, but in this film, created by Tsypkin and his colleagues, forming a heap and a dense radiation for which generally used are bulky and expensive systems. Therefore, according to the St. Petersburg scientists, their invention will find its place in communications technology and in science.