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New quantum device set to support measurement standards of the electrical current

This research is an important milestone towards a robust new quantum standard for the electric current, and could be cap…

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Umicore introduces two new manual focus lenses

The new family members are the 75mm MFX with a barrel focus ring, and the 100mm TFX with a focus knob for convenient foc…

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Lab scientists successfully print glass optics

The custom inks, aimed at forming silica and silica-titania glasses, allow researchers the ability to tune the glass’s o…

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Doing the Nano-Shimmy

New device modulates light and amplifies tiny signals.

When a light source, in this case laser light, shines on the system, it causes electrons in the resonator to oscillate, …

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Photonic communication comes to computer chips

Startup’s optoelectronic chips could reduce energy usage by up to 50 percent in data centers while increasing computing speeds.

With novel optoelectronic chips and a new partnership with a top silicon-chip manufacturer, MIT spinout Ayar Labs aims t…

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New device uses sound waves in pristine crystals to store information

The new study, led by assistant professor of applied physics and physics Peter Rakich, describes how such long-lived sou…

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Researchers develop nanoparticle films for high-density data storage

New holographic data storage medium could enable wearable technology that captures and stores detailed 3-D images

In the journal Optical Materials Express, the researchers detail their fabrication of the new films and demonstrate the …

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High-speed and on-silicon-chip Graphene Blackbody Emitters—Integrated light emitters for optical communications

High-speed light emitters integrated on silicon chips can enable novel architectures for silicon-based optoelectronics. …

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Latest nanowire experiment boosts confidence in Majorana sighting

NEW TEST MATCHES THEORY AND OFFERS THE BEST EVIDENCE YET FOR THE ODDBALL PARTICLES.

In the new work, researchers measured the electrical current passing through an ultra-thin semiconductor connected to a …

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IBELIVE research project working on new optical components

The consortium, coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, is researching ways to miniaturize optical components

The defined objective of the consortium is to develop particularly compact multifunctional optical components. The backg…

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TECHSPEC® Monolithic Reflective Beam Expanders Compatible with Wide Variety of Light Sources

Innovative Design Ensures Precision λ/10 Wavefront Error

The Edmund Optics designed and manufactured TECHSPEC® Monolithic Reflective Beam Expanders feature an all-reflective des…

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Bending light

Compared to the existing curved light - Airy beams, which are initialised by a bulky laser paired with an expensive spat…

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Physicists send identical photons through optical fiber

Leiden physicists have created a light source that emits individual particles in an identical state through optical fibe…

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Putting quantum scientists in the driver’s seat

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are conducting fundamental physics research that …

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The Future of Photonics Using Quantum Dots

In a paper appearing this week in APL Photonics, from AIP Publishing, researchers from the University of California, San…

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A new non-destructive technique to detect single quantum level phonons

he precision measurement of photons, the smallest energy quanta of mechanics, has always been the main constraint to the…

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World’s first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser built using diamond

The breakthrough means masers - the microwave version of lasers - could now be used more widely in a range of applicatio…

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II-VI Incorporated to Acquire CoAdna, a Leader in Wavelength Selective Switches

Approximate purchase price upon closing: $85 million in cash

Founded in 2000, CoAdna is a global leader in wavelength selective switches based on its patented LightFlow™ liquid crys…

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Light for the technology of the future

PTB and ASML are putting a new test beamline into operation at BESSY

The optical system was designed to allow the irradiance to be adjusted at the samples according to the specifications of…

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Mobile ‘Dual-Comb’ Device Significantly Improves Methane Leak Detection

NIST and its partners have developed a novel observing system that combines the world’s first “in-the-field” dual-freque…

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