MVsquare Line Laser Module

­Modules can now be supplied with separated optics and electronics sections, custom built to fit into

Novel Topological Insulator

The novel topological insulator was built on a microchip and basically consists of the gallium arsenide semiconductor co…

CONTROP Launches MEOS-LRS, a Land-Based Payload Providing Long-Range Border / Coastal Surveillance and Force Protection

The MEOS-LRS multi-spectral system provides maximum sensor range performance by using highly sensitive sensors and uniqu…

Harnessing randomness to develop low-cost lasers

For the first time in the world, researchers were able to control the direction of a laser’s output beam by applying ext…

Columbia Engineers Build Smallest Integrated Kerr Frequency Comb Generator

All of the optics fit in a millimeter-scale area and the researchers say that their novel device is so efficient that ev…



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.