How to bend waves to arrive at the right place

In free space, the light wave of a laser beam propagates on a perfectly straight line. Under certain circumstances, howe…

MKS Launches Spectra-Physics >50 W UV Picosecond Laser

The new laser enables cold micromachining in high volume manufacturing of 5G electronics components and flexible printed…

OSRAM Direct Emission Green Laser Diodes

Mounted in a tiny TO38icut or TO56 package with integrated photodiode, they combine an unbeatable form factor with excel…

II-VI Incorporated Introduces High Durability Dielectric-coated Metal Mirrors for High Power Fiber Laser Systems

II-VI’s metal mirrors feature precision dielectric coatings deposited by ion beam sputtering that can achieve long-lasti…

‘Double-slit’ quantum experiment shows strangeness of quantum uncertainty

This theory combines wave and particle aspects in quantum mechanics be postulating that the motion of a particle is chor…



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

Image: Jack Fox, ANU

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%).