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Ultrashort light pulses for fast 'lightwave' computers

The researchers showed that they could control the peaks within the laser pulses and also twist the light. The method mo…

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Quantum Dots and 2D materials for SWIR/Mid IR hybrid detectors

ICFO researchers develop an ultra-sensitive, broadband, low-cost hybrid MoS2 - HgTe QD-based photodetector.

The outstanding performance of the detector has been achieved at room temperature, clearly confirming that the results o…

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RMIT and Luceda Photonics launch new photonics toolset

RMIT University, partnering with Luceda Photonics, has launched a comprehensive toolset of electromagnetic simulators for photonic devices, called REME.

REME enables users to harness a number of new effects on silicon photonic devices that cannot be simulated with existing…

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Quantum entanglement between a single photon and a trillion of atoms

The results of the experiment confirm that the atoms and the single photon are in a joint, entangled state. By measuring…

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Guiding Light: Sandia creates 3-D metasurfaces with optical possibilities

Formed by nanostructures that act as “atoms,” arranged on a substrate to alter light’s path in ways no ordinary material…

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Penn Engineers’ ‘Photonic Doping’ Makes Class of Metamaterials Easier to Fabricate

Rather than engineer complicated periodic structures that significantly alter the optical and magnetic properties of suc…

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Nanoparticle-polymer composites boost holographic data prospects

Using changes in refractive index to optically record data, holograms record in three dimensions instead of being limite…

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Toward “valleytronic” devices for data storage or computer logic systems

Researchers have discovered a new way to tune electronic energy levels in some 2-D materials.

Now, in a paper published today in the journal Science, researchers led by Nuh Gedik, an associate professor of physics …

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Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Scientists are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices.

Industrial and consumer applications could include low cost solar cells, LEDs, laser diodes, detectors, and other nano-o…

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IBM Researchers Store Data on World’s Smallest Magnet -- a Single Atom

Scientists use IBM-invented, Nobel prize-winning microscope to demonstrate technology that could in the future store all songs on iTunes library on the area of a credit card

Future scanning tunneling microscope studies will investigate the potential of performing quantum information processing…

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New material helps record data with light

These particles act as a transitional form between photons and electrons so the researchers believe that with excitons, …

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New optical sensors withstand harsh conditions

The chip contains no metal or electrical components and needs no wiring. Instead, the light is sent light through a thin…

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Artificial magnetic fields for photons

Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still …

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Ultra high purity fused silica (UV grade fused silica)

Plan Optik AG produces wafers from this high purity material in 100, 150 and 200 mm diameter. Thickness of these wafers …

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Synopsys Releases CODE V 11.0 with New SpecBuilder and SpecEvaluator Tools

Latest Release Helps Optical Designers Build Project Specifications and Manage Design and Performance Goals

In CODE V release 11.0, designers can use the SpecBuilder tool to create a comprehensive table of specs and goals tailor…

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EV GROUP BREAKS SPEED AND ACCURACY BARRIER IN MASK ALIGNMENT LITHOGRAPHY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR ADVANCED PACKAGING

New IQ Aligner NT achieves double throughput and alignment accuracy over previous-generation platform; opens up new applications for EVG lithography solutions

Featuring high-intensity and high-uniformity exposure optics, new wafer handling hardware, full 200-mm and 300-mm wafer …

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Physicists design a device inspired by sonic screwdriver

The team had proven the concept of a diamond-based quantum device to perform similar functions to these science fiction …

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Towards mastering terahertz waves?

Scientists from the University of Geneva have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications

Working within the framework of the European project Graphene Flagship, scientists have made a graphene-based transistor…

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How quantum mechanics is working to protect security online

Scrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it.

These devices distribute cryptographic keys using the quantum properties of entanglement, superposition and the absolute…

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New Design Results in Compact, Highly Efficient Frequency Comb

Made with the new material, the compact QCL frequency comb is one order of magnitude more efficient and emits more than …

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