This technology can be used in optical telecommunications, all-optical computing, LIDAR, laser printing and 3D imaging for scientific, medical (in-body surgery), artistic (architecture), and entertainment purposes.
Current methods of achieving fast light deflection is by using micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS), acousto-optic, and electro-optic devices. However, there is a significant tradeoff between the speed of the devices and its number of addressable points using these methods. There is a need for fast light deflection with a large number of addressable points.
The technology is a device for bending a laser beam that includes soliton-forming mechanism, which is positioned at the output of the beam deflection device. This mechanism receives the beam and increases the number of addressable points by a certain magnitude. This invention will be an enabling technology for ultra-fast 1-by-N switching applications, where N is large. It would also lead to important improvements in many other applications.
It increases the number of addressable points of
several orders of magnitude, better than the current state of art methods.
- It can be used in a wide variety of applications such as telecommunications, computing and imaging.