26/11/2002 1:47 pm
Pierre Kern, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, CNRS
Integrated optics are used in this special camera
Darwin will use an integrated optical system technology.
Should the integrated-optics approach work, the rewards would go far beyond a few improvements in searching for planets. Here on Earth, for all home-computer users, for example, it could speed up the Internet by 100-1000 times. The consequences of surfing the Web at such speeds would be amazing.
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