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Getting light in shape with metamaterials

Converting light from one wavelength (or "color") to a shorter wavelength, a process needed for efficient communication and advanced manufacturing, is typically inefficient. To tackle that inefficiency, a team built a specialized, ...

dateJul 27, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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A sharper focus for plasmonic lasers

Lasers have become indispensable to modern life since they were invented more than fifty years ago. The ability to generate and amplify light waves into a coherent, monochromatic and well-focused beam has yielded applications ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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A little impurity makes nanolasers shine

Scientists at ANU (The Australian National University) have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, in a discovery which will be central to the development of low-cost biomedical sensors, quantum computing, ...

dateJul 05, 2016 in Nanophysics
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