Harnessing randomness to develop low-cost lasers

For the first time in the world, researchers were able to control the direction of a laser’s output beam by applying ext…

Columbia Engineers Build Smallest Integrated Kerr Frequency Comb Generator

All of the optics fit in a millimeter-scale area and the researchers say that their novel device is so efficient that ev…

ITMO University Scientists Develop Laser for High-Precision Satellite Navigation

Scientists from ITMO University’s Research Institute of Laser Physics have developed a laser capable of measuring the di…

Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

In this study, laser-to-core energy coupling reached a maximum of 8 percent. The laser-to-core energy coupling, i.e., th…

Topological Insulators on the cover of LPR

The proposed coupling mechanism based on topologically protected states can be used in various topological photonic and …



Imec’s screen printed large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23 percent efficiency

While p-type PERC solar cells are becoming mainstream in the PV industry, n-type PERT technology is being developed as a cost-effective contender that has a number of inherent advantages

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Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.

Materials “Sandwich” Breaks Barrier For Solar Cell Efficiency

NYU Tandon Professor André D. Taylor’s Research Team Combines Materials and Borrows Lessons from Nature to Build a Better Organic Solar Cell