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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-...cal-fiber.html

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A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow compound that can be used as a semiconductor. The new class of optical fiber, which allows for a more effective and liberal manipulation of light, promises to open the door to more versatile laser-radar technology. Such technology could be applied to the development of improved surgical and medical lasers, better countermeasure lasers used by the military, and superior environment-sensing lasers such as those used to measure pollutants and to detect the dissemination of bioterrorist chemical agents. The team's research will be published in the journal Advanced Materials.
Lots of work in the optical fiber field seems to be getting done as of late.. do I sense a revolution coming?
    
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Yeah but there is a need for upgrade in technology since fibre optics are beginning to show their age. Maybe radio and laser informatiom technology will begin to advance as well as need for high bandwidth and more reliability grows.
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