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Vescent to show non-mechanical optical communication link at Photonics West

A completely non-mechanical, live optical link with multiplexed data transmission will be on display. The engine for est…

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UW scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technological applications

Xu and his team wanted to create and explore the properties of a 2-D semiconductor heterostructure made up of two differ…

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New coatings for efficient and compact UV laser systems

Durable, power-stable optics with low absorption rates are a prerequisite for energy-efficient laser systems. The Coatin…

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Shedding Light on Bacteria

The tiny cyanobacteria use the principle of the lens in the human eye to perceive light direction

The Wilde group together with an international team discovered that cyanobacteria, which can move directly and precisely…

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More measurement precision in a short time

Optical strontium atomic clock sets new stability record

Researchers from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have thoroughly analyzed the noise processes in their optical…

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Directing energy flow with graphene

The study carried out by MIT, NIMS and ICFO used graphene to control electron energy transport in nano-devices.

When light hits graphene, the electronic thermal equilibrium is reached in really fast timescales, in the order of femto…

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A tiny ring that produces light pulses

Researchers led by EPFL have made a tiny, ring-shaped device that can generate a pulsed laser signal. Their work could b…

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Superconductivity: footballs with no resistance

Scientists create laser-activated superconductor

Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconductin…

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II-VI Infrared Introduces IBS Coated Optics for High Power Laser Applications

The II-VI IBS coated optics offer unmatched performance in low laser absorption, high laser damage threshold, durability…

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Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles

Single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual elec…

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Laser pulses push spintronics and magnonics to the limit

An international team realized the ultimate speed limit of the control of spins in a solid state magnetic material. Usin…

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A GROUP OF SCHOLARS LOOK TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY RADIO TECHNOLOGY TO HELP IMPROVE INTERNET SECURITY

A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.

Researchers at Stanford University have created a novel quantum light source that might someday serve as the basis for q…

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Scientists create new state of matter: Quantum gas, liquid and crystal all-in-one

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) combine the properties of gases, crystals and superfluids to a single unique state of matter.

When a strong magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the surface of the ferrofluid it undergoes a so-called Rosenswe…

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DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings on Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS in San Francisco.

DSI’s ultra-durable optical coatings also feature laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as

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Transparent conductor proves to be an accurate distance meter

The researchers have measured this effect for different distances between the ITO layer and the light-emitting molecules…

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PIXELTEQ Micro-Patterned Optical Filters for Multispectral Imaging

Unique industry focus on micro-patterning capabilities

PIXELTEQ micro-patterned optical coatings combine patented microlithography expertise with state-of-the-art coating tech…

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Nature Materials: Smallest Lattice Structure Worldwide

3D Lattice with Glassy Carbon Struts and Braces of Less Than 200 nm in Diameter Has Higher Specific Strength Than Most Solids

The smallest stable lattice structure worldwide presented now was produced by the established 3D laser lithography proce…

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Breakthrough in uncrackable quantum encryption

Four Photons Entangled in Orbital Angular Momentum

For the first time scientists have managed to entangle four photons in their orbital angular momentum. Leiden physicist …

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Scientists explore use of light to drive chemical reactions

What if light — or the lack thereof — could start and stop a chemical reaction in its tracks, giving scientists a freeze…

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Switching light with a silver atom

Researchers have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relo…

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