Light: Science & Applications

Researchers tunnel to a new light source

With concerns over moving to a clean energy platform worldwide with electric vehicles and renewables, wasted energy is a factor as important as the amount of green energy produced. Thus, solid-state lighting based upon light-emitting ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
shares69 comments 0

Guiding the random laser

At its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted, making what could be an extremely versatile laser ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
shares266 comments 1

Deep learning reconstructs holograms

Deep learning has been experiencing a true renaissance especially over the last decade, and it uses multi-layered artificial neural networks for automated analysis of data. Deep learning is one of the most exciting forms ...

dateOct 16, 2017 in General Physics
shares142 comments 0

The beam of invisibility

How do we make an object invisible? Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna), together with colleagues from Greece and the USA, have now developed a new idea for a cloaking technology. A completely opaque material is irradiated ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
shares29 comments 0