Study finds single photons cannot exceed the speed of light
Proposal for optical transistor uses light to control light
Physicists show that superfluid light is possible
DARPA program "grows" lasers directly on silicon-based microchips
DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved ...
Vertical cavity quantum switch could lead us away from electronics-based computing
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New material gives visible light an infinite wavelength
Researchers from the FOM Institute AMOLF and the University of Pennsylvania have fabricated a material which gives visible light a nearly infinite wavelength. The new metamaterial is made by stacking silver ...
Do-it-yourself invisibility with 3-D printing
Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler.
Quantum algorithm breakthrough
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. ...
Lighten up: Polaritons with tunable photon-exciton coherence
Japanese universities develop new world's fastest camera
Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly ...
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission
(Phys.org) —High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing ...
New laser technology could divert lightning strikes
(Phys.org) —Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Central Florida have developed a technology capable of sending high-intensity laser beams through the atmosphere much farther ...