Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

How many bits of information can be loaded on a single photon? Will doughnut-shaped pulses of light one day provide nove…

Delft scientists make first ‘on demand’ entanglement link

Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than t…

Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand

The Caltech frequency comb relies on finely constructed optical resonators—basically, circular racetracks for trapped ph…

New laser makes silicon ‘sing’

To amplify the light with sound, the silicon laser uses a special structure developed in the Rakich lab. It’s essentiall…

Scan System Intelligence for Mass Production

The scan system features novel SCANahead servo control as well as galvanometer scanners with highly precise digital angl…



Perovskite-silicon solar cell research collaboration hits 25.2% efficiency

For this new result they have optimized their high-efficiency silicon heterojunction bottom cell and developed an optical adaptation to the top cell using a very specific

Perovskite-based tandem solar cells can achieve now efficiencies better than 25%.

Imec Develops Industry-Compatible Screen-Printing Process for Highly Efficient n-PERT Solar Cells

Imec, within the collaboration of EnergyVille, and Jolywood realize bifacial n-PERT cells with average 21.9 percent front-side efficiency