New Ultra-Smooth TECHSPEC® λ/40 Laser Grade Aspheric Lenses

They are precision polished using magnetorheological finishing, a process which selectively removes material in a highly…

Breakthrough advancements in soliton dynamics

This is the second ever demonstration of such pulses worldwide, with a new method for generating them that is much simpl…

Bring on faster internet: device packs more into optical fibre

This can greatly increase the amount of information that can travel through that fibre, leading to faster internet speed…

Scientists at DGIST develop polariton nano-laser operating at room temperature

The polariton laser is drawing much attention as the next generation laser technology because it can operate at ultralow…

New functionality for integrated photonic chips

This is the first time a Kerr frequency comb has been generated on a lithium niobate platform, and the first time that K…



Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials

The research team, led by Dr Hieu Nguyen, used an innovative approach to show the maximum voltage achievable through light absorption for the single-atom-thin materials

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Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea

UNIST Unveils Low-cost and High-efficiency Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Their findings have been published in the March 2019 issue of Nano Energy. The study finds key to produce perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells that display high efficiency (21.19%).