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A Laser Breakthrough

Artist's concept illustration of electrically controlled optical frequency combs at wafer scale

By James Badham. Fifteen years ago, UC Santa Barbara electrical and materials professor John Bowers pioneered a method for integrating a laser onto a silicon wafer. The technology has since been widely deployed in combination with other silicon photonics devices…
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Mine-crafting that Campus Feeling

UC Santa Barbara in Minecraft

By Harrison Tasoff. For undergraduate Charles Neumann the announcement that spring quarter classes would be delivered via remote instruction was sad news. Like many graduating seniors, he had hoped to spend his final days at UC Santa Barbara enjoying classes and…
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UCSB’s COVID-19 IT Response

UCSB campus storke tower Photo Credit: MATT PERKO

By Harrison Tasoff. As classes, research and administration transition to the internet, the campus’s information technology (IT) departments have had the monumental task of adapting systems, increasing capacity and keeping the university up and running.

The good news is that…
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