Physicists create world's smallest semiconductor laser
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology ...
First 3D nanoscale optical cavities from metamaterials hold promise for nanolasers, photonic communications
(Phys.org) -- The worlds smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the worlds most intense nanolaser beams have been created by a scientific team led by researchers ...
Researchers discover way to create true-color 3-D holograms
New 'super-black' material absorbs light across multiple wavelength bands
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA engineers have produced a material that absorbs on average more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that hits it -- a development that promises ...
Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic
(Phys.org)—A device that looks like a tiny washboard may clean the clocks of current commercial products used to manipulate infrared light.
Novel negative-index metamaterial that responds to visible light designed
A group of scientists led by researchers from the California Institute of Technology has engineered a type of artificial optical material—a metamaterial—with a particular three-dimensional structure such ...
Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs
University of Florida researchers may help resolve the public debate over America's future light source of choice: Edison's incandescent bulb or the more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp. It could be neither.
Quantum dots as midinfrared emitters
Researchers fabricate first large-area, full-color quantum dot display
'Voltage Patterning' could be next step in nanostructure lithography
Scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute ...
Physicists take photonic topological insulators to the next level
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a simulation that for the first time emulates key properties of electronic topological insulators.
Single Green Fluorescent Protein-expressing cell is basis of living laser device
(PhysOrg.com) -- It sounds like something out of a comic book or a science fiction movie a living laser but that is exactly what two investigators at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts ...
Silicon nanophotonics: Using light signals to transmit data
(Phys.org)—IBM announced today a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing. The breakthrough technology – called "silicon nanophotonics" ...