Gainesville, Florida (May 26, 2006) The Light Emitting PED produces light of extraordinary quality and purity using a unique process that manufactures PEDs using a single thin layer of metal on a substrate such as silicon, glass, or high flatness plastic. The technology works by passing an electron beam, such as used in common television sets, past a series of nano-antennas. The beam causes the nano-antennas to resonate, and in doing so the nano-antennas emit light.
The light from PEDs may be used in a variety of applications including computer communications over fiber optics, signal distribution on very large scale Integrated Circuits such as microprocessors and memories, and potentially to provide high efficiency lighting in commercial buildings and residences.
"Applied Plasmonics has created a new way to make light efficiently", said Dr. Jonathan Gorrell Chief Technology Officer of Applied Plasmonics. "While our technology relies on extremely advanced and new principles of physics, the light emitting devices themselves are simple and easy to make. We believe that this new approach will be of great interest to a wide variety of industries."
The light quality and purity produced by the PEDs is similar in nature to laser light, but without many of its drawbacks. The new approach holds the promise to improve light efficiency several times over the nearest alternative.
According to Richard Vento, Chairman of the Board of Applied Plasmonics, "we're really excited by this breakthrough technology. The applications appear limitless, and it's simple to manufacture."
Dr. Paul Holloway, Professor of Materials Science at the University of Florida has independently verified that the light emitting devices function.
The company plans to release a demonstration system in the fourth quarter.
About Applied Plasmonics
Applied Plasmonics, Inc based in Gainesville Florida is a Research and Development company dedicated to expanding the use of new physics to produce products that improve the quality of life through reductions in energy usage, increases in computer speed, and the enablement of completely new products based on the company's technology. More information is available at http://www.appliedplasmonics.com.