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Light detecting fibers

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posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 06:46 AM
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MIT researchers have created light sensitive fibers capable of measuring the phase, direction, and intensity of light. Until now our means of measuring light was based on reflection and lenses.


In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs, which have a number of advantages over their lens-based predecessors, are currently capable of measuring the direction, intensity and phase of light (a property used to describe a light wave) without the lenses, filters or detector arrays that are the classic elements of optical systems such as eyes or cameras.



clothing that will allow the blind to see, space telescopes that can see in a full sphere, light sensetive touch screens..........

Cool stuff people!!




posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 10:34 AM
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That is an interesting story... mind putting up the link :p You obviously had one, since you quoted from it. I'm interested in this sort of thing, after taking an optics course in school.


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posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 12:10 PM
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Next generation nanny cams... That teddy bear isn't hiding a camera, it is the camera!

I wonder what kind of resolutions will be possible and how the fibers connect to image processing circuitry.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 12:36 PM
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www.physorg.com...

oops, here's the link



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 01:10 PM
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Sweet ass cloths!
Can see the Military using this to make invisbility cloaks for vehicles, or even soldiers. Being that they dont have the need fo optics anymore, can just redirect the signal to the opposite end of the fiber.
Still no cure for cancer though




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