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The world's first all-silicon laser

Integrated silicon photonics incorporates microelectronics and optoelectronics, a combination expected to revolutionize a variety of fields such as communication, sensing, lighting, displays, imaging and detection. Silicon ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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A shoe-box-sized chemical detector

A chemical sensor prototype developed at the University of Michigan will be able to detect "single-fingerprint quantities" of substances from a distance of more than 100 feet away, and its developers are working to shrink ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Seeing through walls of unknown materials

Researchers at Duke University have devised a way to see through walls using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of what the walls are made out of. Besides having obvious applications in the ...

A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion ...

Scientists make transparent materials absorb light

A group of physicists from Russia, Sweden and the U.S. has demonstrated a highly unusual optical effect. They managed to "virtually" absorb light using a material that has no light-absorbing capacity. The research findings, ...

Thinner photodiode with higher stability and performance

A research team of at DGIST has unveiled a new high-performance photodiode that reduces thickness to one-sixth of conventional silicon photodiodes. According to the researchers, they worked to develop a technology to increase ...

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