Friday, 26 May 2017

Researchers Control Light With Electric Fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields, using the atomically thin semiconductors MoS2, WS2 and WSe2, known as transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers. 

They think that this new technique could change our ‘way of watching’. For instance, it may shape a light into arbitrary patterns, which may find applications in goggle-free virtual reality lenses and projectors, the animation movie industry or camouflage. 

The team has developed a technique that can change the refractive index for visible light in these 2D semiconductor materials by 60 percent – two orders of magnitude better than previous results - at speeds of billions of times per second.

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