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Black holes on an electronic chip

Physicists find a simple way to create black holes in the lab

Additionally, the underlying research may be useful for quantum technologies. Entanglement is one of the key ingredients…

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Novel Liquid Crystal Could Triple Sharpness of Today's Televisions

By upping the pixels per inch, new material could enable more realistic virtual reality displays

The researchers report how combining the new liquid crystal with a special performance-enhancing electrode structure can…

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Infrared links could simplify data center communications

The Free-space optical Inter-Rack nEtwork with high FLexibilitY — or Firefly — architecture is a joint project of Penn S…

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Scientists have simplified the simulation of high-precision optical instruments

The researchers’ paper, presenting a description of the method which enables complex optical devices to be designed on g…

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A new approach to 3-D holographic displays greatly improves the image quality

With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, KAIST researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the performance of 3D dynamic holographic displays by 2,600 times.

To create a 3D hologram that can be viewed without special equipment such as 3D glasses, the wavefront of light must be …

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Absorbing Electromagnetic Energy While Avoiding the Heat

First demonstration of a metal-free metamaterial that can absorb electromagnetic energy

Efficiently absorbing energy from electromagnetic waves is an important property for many applications. For example, the…

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Chiral Quantum Optics: A New Research Field with Bright Perspectives

Surprising direction-dependent effects emerge when light is guided in microscopic structures. This discovery shows promise for both classical and quantum information processing

Here, the spin of the light points along the axis of the rotor and is therefore oriented perpendicular to the propagatio…

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Boston Electronics Announces the Chop-In Opus 1™ - Affordable Digital Dual-Phase Lock-In Amplifier & Chopper Combination

Users now have available a highly capable and affordable digital dual-phase lock-in and chopper combination that

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SCHOTT to demo new laser, IR glass at Photonics West 2017

International technology group’s specialists and developers to detail new optical materials, research in technical presentations and an optical designer workshop

SCHOTT will display and demo its new IR broadband material IRG 27, which enables designers to realize new IR optical sys…

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First step towards photonic quantum network

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have now developed the first building blocks needed to construct complex quant…

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High-Power Laser Mirrors Reflect Three Wavelengths

New Coating Technology Leads to Cost-effective Triple Mirrors

The new method not only results in higher specifications, but it also has the additional advantage of a shorter duration…

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A new invisibility cloak to conceal objects in diffusive atmospheres is devised

The proposal devised by the UPV and NUP-UPNA researchers taking a different approach based on a technique known as trans…

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Sci-fi holograms a step closer with ANU invention

ANU physicists have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved, opening th…

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Additive Manufacturing of Micro-Optics

Nanoscribe enables 3D Printing of Micro-Optics

The additive manufacturing workflow also drastically shortens the design-iteration phase and ideas can be turned into fu…

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VocalZoom Transforms Voiceprint Verification for Biometrics Authentication Using Optical Sensor Technology

The transformative VoiceMatch-in-Sensor™ technology converts speaker’s facial skin vibrations into unique, noise-free voiceprint, with both the biometric acquisition and template matching all performed inside the optical sensor solution

The VocalZoom optical HMC sensor converts this data into a voiceprint associated only with the person who was actually s…

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Physicists observe spontaneous symmetry breaking in an optical microcavity

In this work, the researchers have observed spontaneous symmetry breaking in an optical whispering gallery microcavity. …

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Probe for nanofibers has atom-scale sensitivity

In this experiment, researchers inject a combination of light shapes into a nanofiber. The light passes down a thinning …

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SANTEC offers a super-flatness of λ/40 using a wavefront correction technology in a spatial light modulator based on LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon).

The wavefront correction technology is available for several SLM-100 models in optional visible wavelength. It was diffi…

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Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet

A strong short light pulse can record data on a magnetic layer of yttrium iron garnet doped with Co-ions. This was disco…

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Photonics West 2017: Fraunhofer IPMS presents novel MEMS bending actuators

The team is currently working on designs for positioning drives for miniaturized optical zoom lens systems

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