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World’s first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser built using diamond

The breakthrough means masers - the microwave version of lasers - could now be used more widely in a range of applicatio…

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II-VI Incorporated to Acquire CoAdna, a Leader in Wavelength Selective Switches

Approximate purchase price upon closing: $85 million in cash

Founded in 2000, CoAdna is a global leader in wavelength selective switches based on its patented LightFlow™ liquid crys…

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Light for the technology of the future

PTB and ASML are putting a new test beamline into operation at BESSY

The optical system was designed to allow the irradiance to be adjusted at the samples according to the specifications of…

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Mobile ‘Dual-Comb’ Device Significantly Improves Methane Leak Detection

NIST and its partners have developed a novel observing system that combines the world’s first “in-the-field” dual-freque…

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Golden touch: next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge

Scientists have used gold nanomaterials to demonstrate a next-generation optical disk with up to 10TB capacity - a stora…

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Spectrolight introduces new Custom Single Bandpass Filters

The CWS also features high in-band transmission efficiency and excellent out of band extinction, making these devices id…

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A milestone in petahertz electronics

These results therefore represent an important step forward in understanding the light-induced electron dynamics in a se…

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Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet

Using their theory, the researchers have shown how a single-photon emitting diode based on silicon carbide can be improv…

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Experiments underway to turn light into matter

In laser facilities in the UK, Imperial physicists are testing an 84-year-old theory which was once thought impossible t…

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A Future Colorfully Lit by the Mystifying Physics of Paint-On Semiconductors

Having quantum properties work at room temperature without requiring ultra-cooling is important for practical use as a s…

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A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions

Combining two ultra-thin material layers yields new possibilities for quantum electronics. A research team with members from TU Wien presents strongly tunable quantum systems.

The potential landscape created by the regular superstructure allows for accurately placing the quantum dot, or even mov…

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Multifunctional metalens unlocks with light

Flat optical device has applications in augmented and virtual reality, ultra-high resolution microscopy, holography

The breakthrough of this new flat optical device is that it can radically change its function based on the wavelength of…

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Photons Stopped in Time

A new method of trapping single photons could bring quantum memory one step closer

How do you stop light in midflight and hold on to it – even for a fraction of a second? This ability could be crucial to…

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'Frequency combs' ID chemicals within the mid-infrared spectral region

Our health, safety, and well-being depend on how well we know the chemicals that surround us, and the development of new laser sources will now make it possible to identify chemicals with greater sensitivity

In a breakthrough, a group of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed an on-silicon-…

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Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells

Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices

A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoe…

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NPL scientists create diodes made of light

The novel technique was created by sending lots of light into a microresonator – a glass ring on a silicon chip, about t…

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Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers

ZYGO Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers with Advances in Data Acquisition, Speed, Sensitivity and Intelligent Operation

The Nexview NX2 and NewView 9000 instruments are based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies for …

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Ultrashort laser pulses make greenhouse gas reactive

Researchers at the University of Bonn are using light to produce a highly reactive variant of carbon dioxide

With their laser and infrared spectrometer, a large apparatus in the basement of the institute, the scientists watch the…

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Taylor Hobson introduces automatic prism and polygon checker

The prism checker uses the Taylor Hobson two axis digital Ultra autocollimator, respected throughout industry for its hi…

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Two-toned light pattern creates steep quantum walls for atoms

A NEW LANDSCAPE PROMISES TO BRING ULTRACOLD ATOMIC NEIGHBORS CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Lasers can make cold atoms mimic the physics seen in other systems—an approach that is familiar terrain for atomic physi…

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