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Need graphene? Grab a saw

Rice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood

Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues used a laser to blacken a thin film pattern onto a block of pine. The pattern…

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New Optical Method Pinpoints Weak Spots in Jet Engine Thermal Coatings

Approach could predict coating lifetime and help improve efficiency of airplane engines

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic ther…

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High resolution without particle accelerator

A first for physics – University of Jena physicists are first to achieve optical coherence tomography with XUV radiation at laboratory scale

However, this method would have even greater potential for science if a shorter radiation wavelength were used, thus all…

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

The device is a type of spectrometer—an optical instrument that takes light and breaks it down into components to reveal…

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Opto-mechanical technique circumvents mechanical losses using the action of light

A research collaboration has revealed a new technique by which scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material can…

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Compact Accelerators: Inspecting Matter Using Terahertz Light

Using the FLUTE linear accelerator, KIT researchers explore technologies for tomorrow’s accelerators and the application of terahertz radiation in science, industry, and medicine

As a research infrastructure, FLUTE will also be used for the development of terahertz radiation measuring methods that …

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UCF Researchers Set Record for Fastest Light Pulse — Again

As reported today in Nature Communication, the pulses Chang has now demonstrated are not just shorter in duration, but a…

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ITMO Scientists Develop New Polymer Holograms

The interference pattern is created by nanoparticles that move inside the material due to polymerization. The chemical p…

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TECHSPEC® Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors offered with new Vacuum UV enhanced coating

VUV Coating has optimized reflection from 120nm to the LWIR

TECHSPEC® Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors with a DUV coating offer excellent reflection from 190nm to the long wave infrar…

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Quantum magnets doped with holes

MPQ-scientists reveal hidden magnetic order in one-dimensional quantum crystals doped with holes.

The quantum crystals were prepared by chains of ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. The observation was made possible…

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Single-photon emitter has promise for quantum info-processing

The Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.

These carbon nanotube quantum light emitters may be important for optically-based quantum information processing and inf…

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Detecting radio waves with entangled atoms

Ultra-sensitive receiver also blocks unwanted signals.

They use highly sensitive, nondestructive measurements to entangle the atoms, while maintaining their collective coheren…

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Quantum mechanical properties of entangled photon pairs in a dispersion medium

Senior APRI researcher Dr. Hoonsoo Kang's article on quantum mechanical properties of entangled photon pairs in a dispersion medium is mentioned in Spotlight on Optics

Noticed in 1990, the dispersion cancellation effect is a phenomenon in which the correlation is preserved even after a p…

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Simulating the quantum world with electron traps

Researchers exert precise control over individual electrons to create an artificial material.

Researchers have now demonstrated a method that is both effective and can be scaled up to larger numbers of quantum dots…

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LioniX International and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute intensify collaboration of their PIC platforms

Combining the functionalities of both platforms enables new applications varying from telecom, datacom to bio-photonics,…

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Optaglio brings 3D animations between security elements

OPTAGLIO´s security elements are created with electron beam lithography with extremely high resolution, more than 2,5 mi…

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Magnon circular birefringence: polarization rotation of spin waves and its applications

Such an effect specifically appearing under a finite external magnetic field is the Faraday effect, where light polariza…

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Amplification on a chip: Research raises hope for erbium-based integrated photonics device

An Arizona State University researcher has made another breakthrough using the rare-earth metal erbium as the gain mater…

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Beware doping athletes! This sensor may be your downfall

New optical device could help detect drugs, bomb-making chemicals and more

This new optical device has the potential to improve our abilities to detect all sorts of biological and chemical sample…

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Experimental method measures quantum coherence, the ability of being in two states at once

Researchers at the UAB have come up with a method that allows measuring the strength of the coherence of a quantum state…

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