Prisms

A small-sized silicon photonics chip that can be used for non-mechanical beam steering and scanning. (Credit: Yokohama National University).

Guiding the light

Japanese researchers have employed a bespoke prism lens to reduce the size and cost of lidar technology

Nanowires replace Newton’s glass prism

A University of Cambridge team has designed a nanowire-based spectrometer that doesn’t require dispersive elements like a prism, therefore permitting greater miniaturisation than conventional systems

Optics for 5G

Prism technology that’s now a major part of optical communications is finding its way into next-generation lidar systems

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