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Band Gaps, Made to Order

Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision

When a material is excited with energy, say, a light pulse, the wider its band gap, the shorter the wavelength of the li…

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Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light

Technique paves the way for high-bit-rate secure long distance quantum communication.

This is accomplished by interfering two photons from independent entangled pairs, resulting in the remaining two photons…

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Sensing atoms caught in ripples of light

Researchers have developed a fast-acting, non-invasive way to use fiber light to reveal information about fiber traps. T…

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Unexpected Discovery Leads to New Theory of Liquid Streaming

UH Researchers Generate a Liquid Stream with a Pulsed Laser

Researchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension…

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Zhang’s research group uses lasers to generate terahertz pulses via interaction with a target. In this case, the target …

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Quantum communications bend to our needs

By changing the wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunications, researchers see quantum technology take a major leap forward

The researchers used quantum dots created from an indium arsenide and gallium arsenide platform, producing pure single p…

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Innovative control system paves the way for large scale universal quantum computing

A major challenge for quantum computers, which now consist of a handful of qubits, is their scalability. In order to exe…

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New type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

This entirely new design could form the basis of a new type of computer that can solve problems that are currently unsol…

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TU Delft and University of Vienna measure quantization of vibrations

A team of researchers at the TU Delft and the University of Vienna now demonstrate a new level of quantum control over t…

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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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