|Company enters into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fund the development of a new graphene-based optical modulator, a critical fiber optics component needed to enable ultrafast communication in data centers for Cloud computing|
Santa Barbara, CA - December 15, 2015 - Carbon Sciences, Inc. (CABN), focused on developing breakthrough technologies based on graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fund the research and development of a new graphene-based optical modulator, a critical fiber optics component needed to help unclog the existing bottlenecks and enable ultrafast communication in data centers for Cloud computing.
Fiber optics technology is the backbone of the Internet. With the observed and predicted explosive growth of Internet data – as a result of Cloud-based services such as Netflix, Facebook, Google and many more – the fundamental speed limits of current state-of-the-art fiber optic materials are being challenged.
For optical data to be transmitted through a fiber optic cable, light from a laser beam must be modulated, meaning changed or pulsed, to encode specific digital data. Otherwise, a constant beam of light doesn’t communicate anything. The faster the light beam can be modulated, the more data can be encoded and transmitted. One of the very important attributes of graphene is extreme high speed and tunable conductivity. Incidentally, changing the conductivity of graphene also changes its optical properties, which means light passing through it will also be changed accordingly to encode digital data. It is these fundamental features of graphene that our research program aims to exploit in developing an ultrafast, low cost, and low power, graphene-based optical modulator.
The company believes that new materials, such as graphene, must be explored and used to significantly increase the speed of data movement in the Cloud. This will unleash a global era of high-resolution video on demand, high fidelity music streaming, high volume e-commerce and many more Cloud-based services.
“We are pleased to announce our agreement to fund a sponsored research program at UCSB, to develop a new graphene-based optical modulator,” said Bill Beifuss, the company’s CEO. “As one of the top research universities, UCSB is considered to be a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics.” UCSB boasts five Nobel Laureates (four in sciences and engineering) and one winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize. The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCSB Engineering/Technology and Computer Science as #7 in the world.
About Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Carbon Sciences is developing breakthrough technologies based on graphene, the new miracle material. Graphene, a sheet of pure carbon that is only one atom thick, is flexible, transparent, impermeable to moisture, stronger than diamonds and more conductive than gold. After successfully exploring methods to produce low cost graphene, Carbon Sciences is now developing graphene-based devices to enable ultrafast fiber optics communication in Cloud computing infrastructure.
Moore’s Law has enabled computers to process information at extreme high speeds. However, the speed of data movement between computers in the Cloud is bottlenecked by fundamental limitations of today’s fiber optics technology. By exploiting the natural breakthrough optical and electrical properties of graphene, we are developing next generation fiber optics components that are ultrafast, low power and low cost. We believe graphene-based components, such as photodetectors, fiber lasers and optical switches, will unclog the bottlenecks in the Cloud and unleash a global era of high resolution video on demand, high fidelity music streaming, high volume e-commerce and many more Cloud-based services.