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Butland claimed that the being relegated is terrible

first_imgJack Butland and Stoke City were relegated to the Championship after failing in their attempts to avoid the drop – and despite the goalkeeper is likely to leave now, he admitted that it is a terrible feeling.Butland came back after a series of injuries but he failed to help his side away from their troubles – and he admitted that it will be difficult to heal from this experience as it has been very tough lately for him.The England international spoke about his side’s relegation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“It’s been a tough two years but I’ll recover from it like I recover from anything.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I have to suck up the bad stuff and process things quickly – the injury, losses, relegation – and mentally you have to move on quickly.”“Relegation hurts — even now just thinking about it, it’s a horrible feeling. But life goes on for all of us and we have to dust ourselves down, whether it’s the lads going to the World Cup or on holiday.”“We all have to accept what has happened and improve.”“It’s my nature to strive for the best and to keep pushing and that’s what I’ll continue to do whatever the future holds.”last_img read more

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Sheffield sign Egan

first_imgSheffield United have completed the signing of John Egan from Brentford, according to Sports Mole.Sheffield United have announced the signing of defender John Egan on a club-record deal from Brentford.The blades have been relatively quiet in the summer transfer window but have acquired the services of Egan as they seek to challenge the top runners in the Sky Bet Championship this upcoming season.Sheffield boss Chris Wilder was keen to bring the 25-year-old defender to the team as he looks to bolster his defensive unit.Chris Wilder, Sheffield UnitedSheffield United’s boss hopes co-owners fight would end soon Manuel R. Medina – September 12, 2019 According to Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, the long-running court case between the team’s co-owners has been a headache and he hopes it can end soon.The Republic of Ireland international spent two years with Brentford making 67 appearances in the Championship whilst scoring six goals for the club.Sheffield United have kept details of the transfer under wraps but it is believed the blades have paid more than the £4million they spent to sign striker James Beattie in 2007.John Egan makes the return back to Sheffield United after spending a month on loan at the club during the 2011-12 season.The defender re-joins the blades on a four-year-deal which could keep him at the club until 2022.last_img read more

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UEFA Nations League a healthy competition Neville

first_imgFormer England defender Gary Neville has hailed the introduction of the UEFA Nations League by Europe’s football governing body UEFA.The former player who also worked as an assistant coach during Roy Hodgson‘s tenure as head coach of England believes the competition is a welcome improvement to the friendly matches played by European countries by this time of the year.“I think with the Nations League what we have to be is patient and accept the principle of taking the friendly element out of the game is something positive.” Neville told Sky Sports.“There’s always been the excuse with friendlies and we should welcome every game actually mattering. We’re seeing it at an embryonic stage but when you think about where the Champions League is compared to when it started, it has made a huge difference.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“When I was part of the set up under Roy Hodgson the players always wanted to turn up. We had very few pullouts and this is a very good group of lads, they always were. It’s disappointing to see a couple of pullouts but players do need a rest.”“People can try and disregard it and question what the point is, but introducing a competitive element is so important. There were too many games that we disregarded.”“What really is important is how your rankings help you towards a more comfortable draw when it comes around, so the players should absolutely be focused on winning.”last_img read more

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Vista City Hall holds lottery for marijuana dispensary applicants

first_imgVista City Hall holds lottery for marijuana dispensary applicants Elizabeth Alvarez 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Emotions ran high at the thought of winning the big prize.The big prize in this case is being among the first to have the city of Vista review an application to open one of 11 medical marijuana dispensaries.Several dozens of applicants showed up to City Hall first thing Tuesday morning.Every applicant had to have two cashier’s checks. One for $10,000 for processing fees and another in the amount of $100,000 to prove they had the financial resources to finish the approval process. If not they were turned away.Residents from across the state drove to Vista to get a shot at the opportunity. Elliot Lewis from Long Beach said, “We heard Vista was opening up for medical marijuana dispensaries and we hold quite a few licenses in the state so we decided to come in here and give it a shot.”This is a first for the city of Vista. Measure Z,which passed in November, was a citizens initiative that forced the city to allow medical pot shops to open.Just like a lottery drawing, each applicant that showed up before 10 a.m. was giving a ball with a letter on it. It was placed in a spinning drum and a blindfolded city employee pulled out one by one.Elliott Lewis was drawn 8th, giving him a good chance as long as he meet all of the requirements.“It’s definitely a big prize. It’s high-stakes, it’s not again for little boys with short shorts. Your heart gets going, you spent a lot of time and money and effort and it just comes down to the luck of the draw”, says Lewis.The city will continue taking applications until 5 p.m. January 29th.Building a registration priority list, it will work down that list from first to last verifying the applicants. Posted: January 22, 2019 Elizabeth Alvarez, January 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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North Fork and Caribou Lake Fires On Kenai Peninsula Showed Little Growth

first_imgThe Caribou Lake Fire was reported Monday. It is 23 miles northeast of Homer. The 100 acre fire is a little over a mile to the northwest of Caribou Lake and is burning in the area of the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two fires burning on the southern Kenai Peninsula are receiving a strong response. The Zigzag Hotshot crew from Oregon is reporting this morning to the North Fork Fire burning six miles northwest of Homer. The hotshots will join the Chugachmiut’s Yukon Wildland Fire Crew, an initial attack crew of Palmer, to complete a hose lay on the dozer line that encircles the fire. There was no reported growth overnight and is estimated to be 59 acres. A “Ready” alert is NOT a notice to leave. This alert means that people must be ready for potential evacuation. This includes assisting family members with special needs, arrange to move mobile property (boats, trailers, ATV), and prepare pets or livestock. There are no road closures associated with this fire; however, traffic is restricted to local and fire traffic only. Residents living along North Fork Road north of the fire and in communities along the Diamond Ridge Road to the south were placed on a Level 1 “Ready” notice due to the proximity to the fire.center_img A load of smokejumpers parachuted near the fire and started building fireline along the southern perimeter with the assistance water scooping Fire Boss aircraft, two heavy airtankers, and the local Alaska Division of Forestry helicopter. There are no cabins or structures immediately threatened by the fire. This morning firefighters have been joined by a dozer to construct fire line on the south end of the fire. Residents should not access the area by ATVs for their safety as local traffic in this area will impede fire operations. Air operations cannot fly when civilians are in the affected area.last_img read more

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Audi Toyota Waymo and others launch selfdriving car education group

first_img Car Industry Self-driving cars are on the way — but does the public understand their abilities and limits? Toyota Automakers and suppliers are working hard to develop autonomous cars and other self-driving technologies. But ensuring members of the public understand what those technologies can do — and also what they can’t do — is a different challenge. That’s why Audi, Daimler, General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen, Waymo and several suppliers have founded a new partnership to provide that information.PAVE, or the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education coalition, was announced at a press conference at CES on Monday. The group intends to teach people about self-driving technology using three key strategies. First, PAVE will work to get both consumers and policymakers (i.e. legislators) behind the wheel with driver-assistance technology. Second, the group will hold educational workshops on the technologies for legislators. And finally, PAVE will offer “educational materials” that car dealers and service centers can offer to customers. Although the coalition also hopes to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities on American roads, PAVE does not necessarily plan to endorse only certain types of technologies. “It’s not about lobbying for one specific type of technology or one way to do things,” says Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, one of PAVE’s members. Instead, she says, the goal is “to help Americans better understand the potential and the promise of these technologies.” “We want to dispel the confusion about this technology that’s often misunderstood,” Hersman said. “We will provide clear and factual information so consumers understand this technology and what to expect.” Post a comment For automakers, many of whom are already PAVE members, the group’s education efforts should also ensure that car shoppers understand the benefits of driver-assist features in new models, as well as future self-driving cars. “No matter how good or ready the technology is, we need to ensure that society develops a level of trust with this automated technology,” said Kelly Kay, executive vice president of the Toyota Research Institute. Kyle Vogt, founder of Cruise Automation, agreed with the need for more public education. He said that his company likens today’s push for autonomy to the space race — the difference is, he said, that it’s being led by private companies who need to build trust with consumers. “People need to understand the technology to feel comfortable with it and ultimately to trust it with their lives,” he said. 9 Photos Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better CES 2019 Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Here’s the self-driving car you can take around Las Vegas during CES More From Roadshow 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 0 Audi Toyota Self-driving carslast_img read more

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I feel claustrophobic want to move out of my house Hrithik Roshans

first_imgHrithik Roshan with sister Sunaina Roshan, mother Pinky Roshan and father Rakesh RoshanInstagramAfter Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina denied rumours of suffering from bipolar disorder, the latter has opened up about the real issues she is facing. Sunaina said that she feels “claustrophobic” to be under the control of her parents and wants to live separately.In an interview with Spotboye, Sunaina made some shocking revelations. Hrithik’s sister said that she was in rehab for two months due to alcoholism. She said that she got addicted to alcohol due to failed relationships. While she is out of the addiction now, she said that she is unhappy about her parents not letting her live the way she wants to.”I am fine and definitely not bipolar. But yes, I am having issues. I want to move out of my house and live separately. I cannot live under the constant shadow of my parents. Don’t have a drink, don’t meet this guy, don’t meet that guy! I am feeling claustrophobic. My dad and mom are being over-protective,” she told the entertainment portal.”If I have a drink once in blue moon, why would I turn alcoholic again? What’s wrong if I go out to party with my friends? what’s wrong if I meet up with a guy?” she asked.Sunaina further said that she had moved out of her parents’ house a month ago, and was staying in a hotel. But her parents “cajoled” her into coming back, and now she is short of money to afford her own house.”If Hrithik can live separately, why can’t I? I love my parents very much and, that’s all. While I also understand their perspective, I just want to have my own space and home. They need to trust me. I repeat, I love them very much,” she concluded.One leading publication had reported that Sunaina was under medical observation due to bipolar disorder. However, she had soon clarified that the report is false.”Surprised to read about me being critical in hospital. Hello Times of India. I am out with friends and partying! Pls get your facts right [sic],” she had tweeted.last_img read more

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No new tax laws in 10 years

first_imgDespite its compulsion to raise revenue earning, the government has in the past decade not been able to modernise tax-related laws.Official documents show, none of the new laws on value added tax (VAT), customs and income tax, that were initiated in 2009, the year the Awami League assumed office, has been made effective.As a result, the tax authorities have to abide by the old laws and system in collecting and increasing the revenue.The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is still using the law that was enacted in 1991 to collect VAT from the businessmen.The new VAT law, enacted in 2012, was scheduled to make its journey in July 2017. The deadline was, however, deferred by two years in the face of resistance from the business community.As per the new deadline, it is scheduled to come into force in July next.Asked about the matter, former caretaker government’s finance adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam said the amendment to a law should begin at the beginning of a government’s tenure. He said if a law is planned to be made effective at the end of a regime, it creates unwanted situation for the government.“The law is not enough, its full execution is a must,” he added.Many of the taxable people, Mirza Aziz added, are evading VAT while there are nowadays many people in the villages who earn more than Tk 250,000 in a financial year.“Initiatives must be taken to bring them under the tax net.”The target of the revenue has increased by six and half times in the past 10 years.According to NBR, in the fiscal 2009-10, it was given a target of earning revenue amounting to Tk 610 billion, which has been raised to Tk 3,000 billion in the current fiscal year.In 2017, businesspeople protested and demanded separate VAT charges instead of a unified slab of 15 per cent VAT for all. The government backtracked on the deadline.The NBR too did nothing in this regard in the past one and half years.The authorities have not yet fixed the amendable areas in the new VAT law. The NBR just served a notice to the commissioners in this regard in the past month.Also, it requested two universities and a research firm to survey the possible impact of the new VAT law.Under the circumstances, the NBR will get only five months to complete the entire process.NBR member Rezaul Hasan, however, expressed confidence that the revenue board will be able to implement the law in due time.“We’re ready to implement the new law. When the law was introduced in 2017, the businessmen were not ready to comply with the it as they do not have the appropriate software to regulate the VAT payment system. We’ve already directed them in this regard. If they fail to do so this time around, it’s their own fault,” he said.The NBR has in the meantime started redrafting the customs law in 2012.Upon completion of other formalities, the authorities were supposed to execute the new customs law in July 2018, according to officials concerned.The draft law was approved by the cabinet last year but not rubberstamped by parliament. The law might be raised in parliament during the next budget session.The country is currently using the customs law of 1969.The income tax law is also quite old — the one made in 1984.The NBR decided to amend the law 10 years ago. In the meantime, the authorities have just drafted English version of the new law. They are now planning to make it in Bangla, officials said.NBR officials said the final draft of the law would be sent to the cabinet division before the next budget session.If enacted in due time, the NBR is planning to implement the new law in the fiscal 2020-21.“We want the new government to implement new VAT, tax and customs law as soon as possible,” said former president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abul Kashem Khan.He said there would be multi tiers in the new VAT law as per demand of the business community.The laws on customs and income tax, he added, must also have reflections of recommendations made by the businesspeople and the new laws must ensure hassle-free tax payment and business transactions.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

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Red Sea Diving Resort dramatizes Israels daring rescue of Ethiopi …

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Tagsassimilation Ethiopian Jews faith and culture homepage featured Israel Judaism movies Netflix Top Story,You may also like As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — There is no glamour to Sharon Shalom’s memories of his evacuation from the Sudanese desert to Israel 35 years ago.“I had to leave my parents behind in Sudan,” said Shalom, now a rabbi in Tel Aviv, in a phone interview. “The Mossad came in the middle of the night to take us on the trucks. In one small truck, we had 150 people; the mission was very dangerous.”Now the daredevil operation by Israel’s secret service to rescue more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews from Sudanese refugee camps in the early 1980s has become “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” a fast-paced Netflix drama that turns Chris Evans, best known for playing Captain America, into a dashing Israeli hero.Rabbi Sharon Shalom. Video screengrabIf the Hollywood gloss makes the mission out to be “Ocean’s Eleven” in the Nubian Desert, Shalom, who advised the filmmakers on the events of the rescue, said he’s glad nonetheless to see a little-known journey of faith dramatized for a global audience.“Some friends here in Israel will argue it doesn’t reflect the exact accurate story,” he said. “The bottom line is, it helps us not to forget what happened, and it starts a conversation.”The resort of the film’s title refers to the dilapidated holiday retreat that the Mossad purchased as a cover for what they dubbed Operation Brothers. “They had to pass as non-Israeli to help run this fake hotel,” said the movie’s writer and director, Gideon Raff, whose pilot for “Homeland,” Showtime’s espionage series starring Claire Danes, won him a share of two Emmy awards for screenwriting in 2012.“These were people who had international backgrounds and grew up in other places,” Raff said.This explains in part why Evans, as the taciturn team leader Ari Levinson, heads a cast that includes British stage actor Alex Hassell and the Ukrainian-accented Mark Ivanir, with the dandified Ben Kingsley as Levinson’s Mossad superior, Ethan Levin.After Levinson convinces Levin to let him round up his band of unlikely familiars, the disguised agents take up residence at the resort, only to find themselves serving actual tourists who have come for vacation. As their guests sleep, they ferry the Ethiopians in nondescript trucks to Mossad agents waiting in small boats up the coast, who transfer the refugees onto a larger vessel and safety.The film’s portrayal of the team’s derring-do, shot in South Africa and Namibia, was a test of Director of Photography Roberto Schaefer’s lighting skills. “These operations were always on the darkest Friday of the month, when the moon is really just a sliver,” said Raff. “How do you light a whole desert?”Actors Michael K. Williams, left, and Chris Evans in “The Red Sea Diving Resort.” Photo courtesy of Netflix/Marcos CruzMichael K. Williams (“The Wire”) plays an Ethiopian community leader who serves as the conduit between the Mossad and the refugees, an amalgamation of several covert contacts in the Sudanese camps. Chris Chalk (“Gotham”) plays the villainous Sudanese Colonel Ahmed who tries to frustrate the Israeli plan.Authenticity was paramount for the filmmakers, who at one point hired a Ugandan C-130 Hercules transport plane actually used in several other refugee rescue missions.Raff began work on the film by seeking out those who participated in Operation Brothers, and not only the Mossad agents who pulled off the ruse. “I spent a lot of time with the Ethiopians who courageously left their homes and crossed the desert,” he said.Gideon Raff in 2014. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for FOX/AP Images)One of those was Shalom, who told Raff his story firsthand as the script was being developed and helped him locate other former refugees.“It is amazing how Israeli soldiers and Mossad agents answered our letters,” said Shalom, which he said is a testimony to the bonds formed during the high-risk operation. “Suddenly they met brown tribes in Sudan country, we who are Ethiopian Jews. These commandos trained in how to kill people embraced us and began to cry. This happened — and we really are brothers.”Though the film focuses on the Israeli effort to get them out, it is the Ethiopian Jews, Raff said, who made history in Operation Brothers. “Ethiopian Jews started this whole thing,” he said. “They left their homes and marched to Sudan. They wrote letters to every Jewish organization hoping to arrive in Jerusalem, their homeland. Sometimes they don’t get enough credit for how they were proactive in their rescue and smuggle into Israel.”Shalom, whose Ethiopian name was Zaude Tesfay, remembers the trauma. “We walked from our village in Ethiopia, a dangerous journey by foot. A lot of people died on the way. But our forefathers teach us: ‘Go, keep going, and never stop.’ So we never gave up.”The rich history of Jews in Ethiopia begins as far back as 950 B.C.E., during the reign of King Solomon. Other historians date their heritage to the first century.“We didn’t come to be Jewish in one day,” said Shalom, who wrote a history of his people in “From Sinai To Ethiopia” in 2016. “The Ethiopian Jews are descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Without our power, faith, hope and dreams, this mission would never have happened.”Edward L. Johnson, a pastor in Lincolnville, South Carolina, and author of “These Were God’s People,” a chronicle of the Ethiopian Jews and other African diaspora groups, said via email, “Africa is the most ethnically diverse continent on the planet. It is when you research these groups that you are then able to see their differences in beliefs, culture, and religion. The biggest mistake that Europeans made when they began to conquer Africa is when they lumped all Africans into one basket as ‘black people.’”The drama of the Ethiopians’ deliverance into Israel was followed by the longer, sometimes harder, journey of assimilation.Renamed by Israeli authorities after his arrival at age nine, Shalom served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces before attending rabbinical school and became one of the first Ethiopian-Israelis to be ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.Still, he has seen his people face marginalization in society. “When we came, they told us we are not 100% Jewish,” said Shalom. “They say, ‘You do not look like Jews.’ A lot of people felt inferior about their identity.”This January, Shalom saw a lifelong dream come true when he was appointed founding chair of The International Center for the Study of Ethiopian Jewry established at Ono Academic College near Tel Aviv. It is the first such center globally to document the journey of Ethiopian Jews.“We want to tell the true story of Ethiopian Jews, and want people to understand it,” said Shalom. “This center will explain and describe Ethiopian Jewry — not from a paternalism that seeks to devalue us, but from reality.“The center helps next-generation Ethiopian Jews feel that they belong here in Israeli society.”Chris Evans, left, and cast in “The Red Sea Diving Resort.” Photo courtesy of NetflixAt a time when Israel is increasingly the target of criticism internationally for its hardline approach to peace negotiations, the film’s Israeli heroes may not be entirely well received.“Sure, people will criticize the fact that this story happens to be about Israel,” said Raff. “But this is not a political movie; it’s a human movie. This story about people coming together — of former refugees helping refugees — is very timely.”The film concludes by noting the current refugee crisis, with over 70 million displaced people globally. Raff said he and his team hope it spurs viewers to action.Shalom believes the movie could offer hope precisely to those caught up in the ongoing strife in his part of the world.“With all the conflict here in the Middle East, I see a lot of hate and fear of others,” he said. “This movie is important for all human beings — not simply Israelis and Ethiopians — because it’s a unifying story of brotherhood.”(Josh M. Shepherd is a freelance writer who covers culture, faith and public policy.) By: Josh Shepherd Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Josh Shepherd Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Share This! Share This! 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Extraordinary light enhancement technique proposed for nanophotonic devices

first_img The researchers, Rebecca Sainidou from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Jan Renger from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), and coauthors from various institutes in Spain, have published their study on the new method for dielectric light enhancement in a recent issue of Nano Letters. As the scientists explain, one of the biggest problems for nanophotonic devices made of metal is that the metals in these devices absorb some light, limiting the overall light intensity. Here, the researchers proposed using dielectric rather than metallic structures, and described three different arrangements for achieving a large light enhancement: dielectric waveguides, dielectric particle arrays, and a hybrid of these two structures. In each of the three proposed arrangements, the researchers show that, by suppressing absorption losses, light energy can be piled up in resonant cavities to create extremely intense optical fields. “Metallic structures can produce a similar level of enhancement via localized plasmon excitation, but only over limited volumes extended a few nanometers in diameter,” coauthor Javier García de Abajo from CSIC told PhysOrg.com. “In contrast, our work involves a huge enhancement over large volumes, thus making optimum use of the supplied light energy for extended biosensing applications and nonlinear optics. In metallic structures, absorption can be a problem because of potential material damage and because it reduces the available optical energy in the region of enhancement. This type of problem is absent in our dielectric structures.“One could obtain large light intensity enhancement just by simply accumulating it from may sources (e.g., by placing the ends of many optical fibers near a common point in space, or by collecting light coming from many large-scale mirrors). But this sounds like wasting a lot of optical energy just to have an enhancement effect in a small region of space. However, this is essentially what metallic structures do to concentrate light in so-called optical hot-spots using plasmons. In contrast, our structures do not concentrate the light in tiny spaces: they amplify it over large volumes, and this has important applications. This amplification is done through the use of evanescent and amplifying optical waves, which do not transport energy, but can accumulate it.” Although theoretically there is no upper limit to the intensity enhancement that these structures can achieve, fabrication imperfections limit the enhancement to about 100,000 times that of the incident light intensity. In a proof-of-principle demonstration of the dielectric waveguide arrangement, the researchers showed a light intensity enhancement of a factor of 100. The researchers predict that this moderate enhancement should be easily improved by reducing the interface roughness through more careful fabrication, and are currently working on experiments to demonstrate a larger light enhancement.As the researchers explain, part of the “holy grail” of designing nanodevices for optical applications is the ability to control light enhancement, as well as light confinement and subwavelength light guiding. By demonstrating the possibility of achieving an extremely large light intensity in large volumes, the researchers have opened up new possibilities in many nanophotonics applications. For example, nanophotonics components have already been used to produce artificial magnetism, negative refraction, cloaking, and for biosensing.“Certain molecules are produced in our bodies preferentially when we suffer some illnesses (e.g., tumors, infections, etc.),” García de Abajo said. “The detection of these molecules can sometimes be a difficult task, because they are seldom encountered in minute concentrations. A practical way of detecting these molecules, and thus unveiling the potential illness to which they are associated, is by illuminating them and seeing how they scatter or absorb light (e.g., how light of different colors is absorbed by these molecules or how they change the color of the light). Therefore, it is important to amplify the optical signal that these molecules produce, so that we can have access to them even if they are in very low concentrations. Our structures do precisely that: they amplify the light over large volumes, so that if the molecules to be detected are placed inside those volumes, they will more easily produce the noted optical signal (absorption, color change, etc.). This is thus a practical way of detecting diseases such as cancer.“In a different direction, light amplification is useful to produce a nonlinear response to the external light, and this can be directly applied to process information encoded as optical signals. This is an ambitious goal that is needed to fabricate optical computers. Such computers are still far from reachable, but they are expected to produce a tremendous increase in the speed of computation and communication. Our structures provide an innovative way of using light in devices for information processing.” Citation: Extraordinary light enhancement technique proposed for nanophotonic devices (2010, November 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-extraordinary-technique-nanophotonic-devices.html Explore further More information: Rebecca Sainidou, et al. “Extraordinary All-Dielectric Light Enhancement over Large Volumes.” Nano Letters, ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/nl102270p Breakthrough in nano-optics: Researchers develop plasmonic amplifier (PhysOrg.com) — In a new study, scientists have shown that simply tailoring the nanoscale geometrical parameters of dielectric structures can result in an increase in the light intensity to unprecedented levels. Theoretically, they calculate that the light intensity could be increased to up to 100,000 times that of the incident intensity over large volumes. This large light enhancement could lead to new developments in all-optical switching and biosensing applications. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

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