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  • Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmission

    Mechanical sciences engineering professor Gaurav Bahl, left, and graduate student Seunghwi Kim confirmed that backscattered light waves can be suppressed to reduce data loss in optical communications systems.

    Mechanical science and engineering professor Gaurav Bahl, left, and graduate student Seunghwi Kim confirmed that backscattered light waves can be suppressed to reduce data loss in optical communications systems.

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  • To reach Gaurav Bahl, call 217-300-2194; bahl@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Dynamic suppression of Rayleigh backscattering in dielectric resonators” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.6.001016.