News tagged with optical properties

Extreme lasers at work

Under extremely intense illumination materials may exhibit so-called nonlinear optical properties such as ceasing to absorb light beyond a certain brightness, or becoming highly ionized. Yasumasa Hikosaka, ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in General Physics
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Great potential with new ultra-clean nanowires

New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale. ...

dateNov 09, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Digital embryo gains wings (w/ Video)

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have captured fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to cle ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Shining Light on Graphene-Metal Interactions

(PhysOrg.com) -- By controlling the layered growth of graphene - a relatively "new" form of carbon that's just a single atom thick - researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have uncovered intriguing ...

dateApr 02, 2010 in Nanophysics
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From a classical laser to a 'quantum laser'

Rainer Blatt's and Piet Schmidt's research team from the University of Innsbruck have successfully realized a single-atom laser, which shows the properties of a classical laser as well as quantum mechanical ...

dateMar 31, 2010 in Quantum Physics
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