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Professor Sasan Fathpour's research featured in Florida High Tech Corridor magazine

Professor Sasan Fathpour's research is featured in the 2017 issue of the Florida High Tech Corridor magazine: "Sending Data at the Speed of Light

“Current modulators are fast, but they are bulky and power hungry,” said Dr. Sasan Fathpour, associate professor of optics and photonics at the University of Central Florida. “As the internet and data centers move to fiber optics, there is a need for cheaper, more compact modulators to transmit large amounts of data.” Recognizing this need, Fathpour and his team set out to create a smaller, more efficient optical modulator – and they successfully accomplished their goal. Working with researchers at Orlando-based Partow Technologies through the Florida High Tech Corridor’s Matching Grants Research Program (MGRP), Fathpour was able to develop a modulator that requires a lot less voltage and is significantly smaller in size.

See The Florida High Tech Corridor page 24.


Posted Monday, February 13, 2017

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