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Yvonne Carts-Powell

Using standard CMOS tools to fabricate a tiny map of the world.


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The world is getting smaller all the time—or, at least, maps of the world are. Silicon photonics researchers at the Photonics Research Group of Ghent University and associated with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (both in Belgium) used standard CMOS tools to fabricate a map of the world a trillion times smaller than the real thing.

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