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Nanophotonics: manipulated tiny crystals

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    16th Feb, 2021


Researchers from the University of Hyderabad have shown how crystals can be sliced and even bent using atomic force microscopy.

What is Nanophotonics?

  • Nanophotonicsor nano-optics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale, and the interaction of nanometer-scale objects with light.
  • It is an emerging field in the application of nanotechnology.
  • Photon drove: It aims to go beyond electronics and build-up circuits are driven entirely by photons (light).
  • Optical technology: This miniaturization under nanophotonics, paves the way to all-optical-technology.
  • This is similar to using fiber optics, but at the nanoscale level using organic crystals.
  • Manipulating them with precision and control comes in very useful in the field of nanophotonics.