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Electrical solitons come of age

Nature volume 440, pages 3637 (02 March 2006) | Download Citation


Individual packets of light energy, known as optical solitons, have long been the darlings of communications engineers. Finally, their electrical siblings are getting a look in — and could become the new favourites.

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  1. Thomas H. Lee is in the Center for Integrated Systems, Stanford University, 420 Via Palou Mall, Stanford, California 94305-4070, USA.

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