UCF and UT win $400k for micro 3D printed light-bending research

UCF and UT win $400k for micro 3D printed light-bending research

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Texas (UT) have won a collaborative research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the course of three years the NSF will provide the project with $400,049. This money will be used for 3D printing photon funnels. False-colored demonstration of a 3D printed photon funnel. Image via Kuebler et al. As microscopic lattice-like constructs, photon funnels change the way light is concentrated. The devices have the potential to “transform how engineers design optical systems” – used in everything from cell phones and laptops to solar panels and internet […]

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