Material Could Reduce Signal Loss, Boost Efficiency of Light-Based Devices

Photonic devices could see a reduction in optical signal loss as a result of the discovery of a plasmonic metamaterial that compensates for loss of light energy by using a semiconductor to act as a light emitter. Plasmonic metamaterials typically contain metals that absorb energy from light and convert it into heat, wasting a portion of the optical signal and lowering its efficiency.
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