Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer
Scientists design solar cells that exceed the conventional light-trapping limit
Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
New way to funnel light could have infrared applications
New way to store light could prove useful for optical communication
Scientists propose 'hidden' 3D optical data storage technique
Infrared Nanotube Films Offer Advantages for Solar Cells and More
Scientists Create Light-Bending Nanoparticles
Quantum dots as midinfrared emitters
No need for color correction: Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens
Most lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers. But a new type of lens created at the ...
SLAC scientists create twisted light
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...
Researchers steer light in new directions
A team of researchers led by San Francisco State University's Weining Man is the first to build and demonstrate the ability of two-dimensional disordered photonic band gap material, designed to be a platform ...
New phenomenon could lead to novel types of lasers and sensors
There are several ways to "trap" a beam of light—usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or high-tech materials such as photonic crystals. But now researchers at MIT have discovered a new method ...