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4 elements make 2-D optical platform

Rice University scientists create flat composite with tunable optical bandgap

Because the bandgap falls in the optical range of the electromagnetic spectrum, the researchers said solar cells and lig…

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Penn Researchers Lay Fundamental Groundwork to Better Understanding Optical Properties of Glass

Surprisingly, the researchers noticed that these stable glasses are birefringent, meaning the index of refraction of lig…

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Semrock Launches SearchLight™ App for Android Devices

SearchLight™ is a free, online spectral plotting and analysis tool that allows fluorescence microscope users and optical…

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World-first microchip: 'storing lightning inside thunder'

University of Sydney researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves

Researchers at the University of Sydney have dramatically slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferr…

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Light to break bandwidth ceiling

The rise of big data and advances in information technology has serious implications for our ability to deliver sufficient bandwidth to meet the growing demand.

The researchers have used digital holograms written to a small liquid crystal display and showed that it is possible to …

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New mirror-coating technology promises dramatic improvements in telescopes

At UC Santa Cruz, an electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry

Existing telescopes could substantially increase their efficiency by recoating their mirrors with silver instead of alum…

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Sensing with a twist: A new kind of optical nanosensor uses torque for signal processing

A new optomechanical nanosensor detects torsional frequencies with extreme sensitivity and offers new possibilities for on-chip detection and signal processing

As electronic devices get smaller, their ability to provide precise, chip-based sensing of dynamic physical properties s…

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A new approach to ultrafast light pulses

Unusual fluorescent materials could be used for rapid light-based communications systems.

In order for these materials to be useful in devices such as photonic chips — which are like semiconductor chips but car…

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Ultrafast snapshots of relaxing electrons in solids

Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching…

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API Technologies to Debut Optical Core Product Platform

Building block solution offers improvements in performance, reliability, size and weight

Leveraging API's expertise in integration and a heritage in optoelectronics, the optical core features a building block …

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Self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can switch between a mirror and a window

The distance between the nanoparticles determines whether the layer permits or reflects different wavelengths of light. …

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Quantum Tech Start-up QLM move to Unit DX

QLM are developing a quantum-inspired laser radar, capable of detecting minute methane leaks and designed to be mounted …

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The Beam of Invisibility

A new cloaking technology has been developed at TU Wien: a special kind of material is irradiated from above in such a way that another beam of light can pass completely uninhibited.

How do we make an object invisible? Researchers have now developed a new idea for a cloaking technology. A completely op…

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Quantum Teleportation

A study by ICFO and Bristol Univ. propose a new benchmark.

Quantum teleportation is a key ingredient in Quantum Information Science. It is one of the most striking demonstrations …

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Quantum internet a step closer with data storage breakthrough

Scientists at ANU have found a new way to store quantum data long enough to share the information around a next-generati…

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Synopsys Announces Release 11.1 of CODE V Optical Design Software

Latest Release Offers Enhanced MTF Optimization and Visualization of Compact Optical Devices

Optical designers can now directly access through-focus MTF during lens system optimization, which facilitates fast, acc…

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Using Mirrors to Improve the Quality of Light Particles

The scientists have successfully put a 10-year-old theoretical prediction into practice. With their paper, published rec…

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First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed

Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks with the potential to be scaled up for commercial use

For the first time, an international team led by engineers at Caltech has developed a computer chip with nanoscale optic…

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First imaging of free nanoparticles in laboratory experiment using a high-intensity laser source

Their pathbreaking results facilitate the highly-efficient characterisation of the chemical, optical and structural prop…

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Efficient low-loss InGaAsP/Si hybrid MOS optical modulator

The presented modulator exhibits a phase-modulation efficiency of 0.047 Vcm and low optical attenuation of 0.23 dB at

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