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New materials with high refractive index for optical applications

A recently awarded patent describes materials enabling significant increase and control of key optical constants: the re…

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Graphene does double duty for plasmons

An ICFO study published in Nature Materials demonstrates how graphene can be employed simultaneously as both a plasmonic medium and detector

The results of this paper open a new pathway to graphene ´plasmo-electronics´, which would allow to perform mid-infrared…

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Applying Photonics to Electronic Warfare Challenges

Ward and his team have produced optical transceivers that can interface readily with existing digital or RF EW equipment…

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Acoustic resonator device paves the way for better communication

Acoustic resonator device paves the way for better communication

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‘10 qubits in 5 years’: UNSW strikes deal to commercialise quantum computer tech

UNSW has struck a $70 million deal to create a consortium to develop and commercialise technology that could lead to the world’s first quantum computer in silicon.

The four-way agreement between UNSW, the researchers, business and the federal government will pave the way for the deve…

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OPTICAL POLISHING POWDERS IDEALLY SUITED FOR SPOT BLOCKS

Ideally suited for application directly to optics on spot blocks, they are capable of producing surface finishes to 10-5…

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Nucleon Interactions Key to Quantum Phase Transition

Research led by North Carolina State University sheds new light on the ways in which protons and neutrons can bind and e…

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Nano-scale Canadian flag sets world record in lead-up to nation’s 150th birthday

They created it on a silicon wafer bearing the official logo of the Canada 150 celebrations using an electron beam litho…

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Towards Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers

Breaking PT-symmetries for the future of optical technologies

Devices based on light, rather than electrons, could revolutionize the speed and security of our future computers. Howev…

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NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps

Individual photons of light now can be detected far more efficiently using a device patented (link is external) by a tea…

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For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs

Observations of atomic interactions could help pave way to room-temperature superconductors.

Physicists at MIT have now cooled a gas of potassium atoms to several nanokelvins — just a hair above absolute zero — an…

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Levitating nanoparticle improves 'torque sensing,' might bring new research into fundamentals of quantum theory

Researchers have levitated a tiny nanodiamond particle with a laser in a vacuum chamber, using the technique for the fir…

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Researchers make better sense of incoherent light

A technique called plasmonic interferometry helps to detect spatial coherence in ‘incoherent’ light.

The results are the first experimental confirmation of coherence theory at or below the wavelength of light

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A tight squeeze for electrons – quantum effects observed in ‘one-dimensional’ wires

Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional

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Diffraction-controlled laser-driven proton acceleration

A targeted way to manipulate beams of protons accelerated using ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses has been demonstrated by a team of researchers led at the University of Strathclyde.

By using the diffraction of intense laser light as it passes through a

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New optofluidic platform features tunable optics and novel 'lightvalves'

UC Santa Cruz engineers use flexible silicone material to build an integrated optofluidic platform for biological sample processing and optical analysis

The flexibility of PDMS allows for novel ways of controlling both light and fluids on the chip. Using multilayer soft li…

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New principle for highly efficient optical device verified

Quantized magneto-optical effect observed in topological insulator

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have demonstrated that when a topological insu…

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Warm regards for confined light in nanophotonic circuits

Researchers have found a way to non-invasively measure the intensity profile of light that is confined by disorder in na…

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Ultrafast Meets Ultrasmall

A new ICFO review on controlling Nanoantennas and Molecules at ultrafast timescales graces the August cover of ACS Photonics.

A new ICFO review on controlling Nanoantennas and Molecules at ultrafast timescales graces the August cover of ACS Photo…

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Department of Energy Funds Research on Optoelectronic Devices

When integrated into high-density power modules, the technology will lead to superior performance in terms of power dens…

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