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Radial Polarization Converters Reduce Laser Beam Spot Size

Designed to convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization

Radial Polarization Converters produce radially polarized light, which is ideal for

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Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications.

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that o…

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Through the combining glass

Trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research that uses semi-transparent mirrors…

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Nanoparticles Break the Symmetry of Light

Nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibres. Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to select the direction of the light using an unusual kind of coupling between spin and the direction of propagation.

Nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibres. Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have now ma…

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New experiments in the helium atom allow to turn electron correlation on and off at will

In the experiment, helium atoms were ionized by the absorption of a single ultra-violet photon. This was possible becaus…

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A prison for photons in a diamond-like photonic crystal

In optics, resonant cavities are widely used for their ability to store light in a limited space for a particular durati…

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A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

New low-power method opens the door for easily fabricating future quantum communication and computing devices

One of the properties of light exploited within quantum optics is photon polarization, which is essentially the directio…

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LightWorks Optical Systems Announces New Name as II-VI Optical Systems

As a vertically integrated provider of high precision optical assemblies, objectives, infrared optics and components, wi…

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LUXeXceL’s 3D Printing Process for Optics Achieves the Next Level

Revolutionary additive way for making optical components ready to take on injection molding.

With these new capabilities, the LUXeXceL process is ready to compete with injection molding for the production of small…

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Beida physicists develop miniature Raman laser sensors for single nanoparticle detection

Optical sensing of nanoscale objects with ultrahigh sensitivity is highly desirable for applications in various fields, …

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Luceda Photonics receives growth finance for photonic IC design framework

Luceda Photonics will use this financing to start commercialization of its photonics design software and to continue to …

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Ultrafast remote switching of light

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology can now for the first time remotely control a miniature light source…

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‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

In order to both cloak an object and leave the background undisturbed, the researchers determined the lens type and powe…

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Development of a Photonic Diode with Light Speed, Single-Direction Transfer

A photonic diode using a nitride semiconductor rod can increase the possibility of developing all-optical integrated cir…

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L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Completes Large Optic Coating for MMT

The window is the entrance window for the Binospec spectrograph, to be placed in operation at the MMT Observatory in 201…

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Engineers show light can play seesaw at the nanoscale

Discovery is another step toward faster and more energy-efficient optical devices for computation and communication

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first t…

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Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically us…

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Physical constant is constant even in strong gravitational fields

The idea that the laws of physics and its fundamental constants do not depend on local circumstances is called the equiv…

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Toward optical chips

A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies.

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a g…

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Twisted graphene chills out

When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown.

Researchers have shown how laser light interacts with a special kind of graphene to cool it down. This would make it pos…

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