‘Fractal lady’ wins top poster at Siegman School

hendseigmanHend Sroor won the best poster award at the recent OSA Siegman School for Lasers. Nicknamed ‘fractal lady’ after the winning research topic, Hend made it to the top amongst the ~100 students attending the conference from around the world and presenting their research in poster format.
 
Congradulations!

Light to break bandwidth ceiling

100modesWe have demonstrated the use of over 100 patterns of light in an optical communication link with some of our collaborators – this will potentially increase the bandwidth of communication systems by 100 times, pushing back the fast-approaching bandwidth limit in this information age. Read the article in R&D magazine.

 

Physicists Shooting the Breeze…

innovationbridgeAndrew was at the DST Innovation Bridge chatting to the Director General of the DST (Department of Science and Technology), Dr Phil Mjwara, and the Minister of Science, Naledi Pandor.

Established in 2015, the Innovation Bridge is an event aimed at encouraging and accelerating the use and commercialization of technologies and knowledge in publicly funded research and technology institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting the way to quantum communication

carmel0We are working on using patterns of light and quantum principals to send multiple amounts of data in a fundamentally secure way – a big step towards speeding up the internet and protecting against encryption weaknesses exploited by quantum computers. Article in Times Live.

Photograph: Carmelo in the laboratory where he works as part of a team developing this communications system prototype.