Harnessing the power of 'spin orbit' coupling in silicon: Scaling up quantum computation

Using the electric dipole coupling between qubits means they can be placed further apart, thereby providing flexibility …

II-VI Incorporated Introduces HIGHmotion 2D Remote Processing Head for Electric Car Battery Laser Welding

The HIGHmotion 2D is available with two optical system magnification variants and a broad set of accessories and modules…

Sculpting light for new technologies

Capitalizing on the versatility, stability, and unique properties of the miniature optical systems—i.e., integrated opti…

Light triggers gold in unexpected way

They discovered the plasmonic response of the C-shaped gold nanoparticles depends on the out-of-phase interactions betwe…

From Concept to Reality: Changing Color of Light Using a Spatiotemporal Boundary

The optical frequency conversion device plays a key role in precision measurement and communication technology, and the …



Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More Efficient

The technology, which is being marketed by a new startup company—ETC Solar, LLC—could potentially improve the output of solar panels by about 5 percent, regardless of the type of photovoltaic material used to make the panels

Thomas Russell and Harry Atwater

Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.