News tagged with light emitters

Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal ...

Jul 16, 2014
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Light from silicon nanocrystal LEDs

(Phys.org)—Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential. Scientists of KIT and the University of Toronto/Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon-based ...

Feb 18, 2013
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Chips that can steer light

If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands ...

Jan 09, 2013
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Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays

Most light emitters, from candles to light bulbs to computer screens, look the same from any angle. But in a paper published this week on the Nature Photonics website, MIT researchers report the development of a n ...

Mar 12, 2012
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