The 10 discoveries of the year in Quebec by Québec Science

Octobre 6, 2017

Aeponyx owes its stroke of genius to two UQAM researchers, Michaël Ménard and Frédéric Nabki, who have combined silicon photonics with electromechanical microsystems (MEMS). “We find these MEMS everywhere. These are tiny mechanical devices that form the gyroscopes, accelerometers or camera sensors of cell phones, for example, “explains François Ménard. The researchers have successfully used the mechanical movements of MEMS to manipulate optical signals, initially for medical applications.

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