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Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used aligned 'metallic' carbon nanotubes to create a device which converts heat to electrical energy (a thermoelectric device) with a higher power output than pure semiconducting carbon nanotubes in random networks. (2019-11-30)
Researchers substantially boost sensitivity of terahertz gas analysis
A new advance promises to increase the sensitivity of high-resolution spectrometers that perform chemical analysis using terahertz wavelengths. (2019-11-21)
Quantum light improves sensitivity of biological measurements
In a new study, researchers showed that quantum light can be used to track enzyme reactions in real time. (2019-11-18)
Rational transparent conductor design provides a boost to carbon nanotubes application
An international team of scientists led by researchers from the Laboratory of Nanomaterials at the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials (CPQM) have rationally designed a novel p-type flexible transparent conductor using single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2019-11-13)
New particle analysis technique paves way for better air pollution monitoring
A new technique for continuously monitoring both the size and optical properties of individual airborne particles could offer a better way to monitor air pollution. (2019-11-11)
New technology poised to lower cost and expand applications for transparent LED screens
Connecting LEDs with transparent conductive circuits has made it possible to turn glass windows, walls and building exteriors into see-through displays that inform or entertain viewers with videos and images. (2019-11-04)
New printer creates extremely realistic colorful holograms
Researchers have developed a new printer that produces digital 3D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and realistic color. (2019-11-01)
UCF researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision
Much like some snakes use infrared to 'see' at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras. (2019-10-23)
Always on beat: ultrashort flashes of light under optical control
Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. (2019-10-17)
Study reveals how age affects perception of white LED light
Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. (2019-10-16)
Optical imager poised to improve diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive optical imaging system that promises to improve diagnosis and treatments for dry eye disease. (2019-10-04)
Light in a new light
In a paper published today in Nature's NPJ Quantum Information, Omar Magaña-Loaiza, assistant professor in the Louisiana State University Department of Physics & Astronomy, and his team of researchers describe a noteworthy step forward in the quantum manipulation and control of light. (2019-09-27)
CCNY physicists score double hit in LED research
In 2 breakthroughs in the realm of photonics, City College of New York graduate researchers are reporting the successful demonstration of an LED (light-emitting diode) based on half-light half-matter quasiparticles in atomically thin materials. (2019-09-27)
New chip poised to enable hand-held microwave imaging
Researchers have developed a new microwave imager chip that could one day enable low-cost handheld microwave imagers, or cameras. (2019-09-26)
Compute at the speed of light
A new way to achieve integrated photonics--a new device has been developed at the University of Delaware that could have applications in imaging, sensing and quantum information processing, such as on-chip transformation optics, mathematical operations and spectrometers. (2019-09-26)
Using light to speed up computation
Researchers in Japan have developed a type of processor called PAXEL, a device that can potentially bypass Moore's Law and increase the speed and efficiency of computing. (2019-09-24)
New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivalled viewing experience
Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. (2019-09-23)
Kaleidoscope mirror symmetry inspires new design for optical tools, technologies
In a kaleidoscope, mirrors are placed at angles to create a visual illusion of multiple, symmetric images from one object. (2019-09-17)
Miniaturizing medical imaging, sensing technology
Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. (2019-09-17)
Light and sound in silicon chips: The slower the better
Acoustics is a missing dimension in silicon chips because acoustics can complete specific tasks that are difficult to do with electronics and optics alone. (2019-09-16)
Penn engineers' new topological insulator reroutes photonic 'traffic' on the fly
Photonic chips promise even faster data transfer speeds and information-dense applications, but the components necessary for building them remain considerably larger than their electronic counterparts, due to the lack of efficient data-routing architecture. (2019-09-12)
Graphene layer enables advance in super-resolution microscopy
Researchers at Göttingen University developed a new method that uses the unusual properties of graphene to interact with fluorescing molecules. (2019-09-03)
Breakthrough enables storage and release of mechanical waves without energy loss
A new discovery by researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY could allow light and sound waves to be stored intact for an indefinite period of time and then direct it toward a desired location on demand. (2019-08-30)
Researchers demonstrate all-optical neural network for deep learning
In a key step toward making large-scale optical neural networks practical, researchers have demonstrated a first-of-its-kind multilayer all-optical artificial neural network. (2019-08-29)
New optical array, multisite stimulator advances optogenetics
In an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics, 'A multi-site microLED optrode array for neural interfacing,' researchers present an implantable optrode array capable of exciting below-surface neurons in large mammal brains at two levels, both by structured-light delivery and large-volume illumination. (2019-08-28)
Optical neural network could lead to intelligent cameras
UCLA engineers have made major improvements on their design of an optical neural network -- a device inspired by how the human brain works -- that can identify objects or process information at the speed of light. (2019-08-26)
All-optical diffractive neural network closes performance gap with electronic neural networks
A new paper in Advanced Photonics, an open-access journal co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), demonstrates distinct improvements to the inference and generalization performance of diffractive optical neural networks. (2019-08-13)
Technologies for the Sixth Generation Cellular Network
Future wireless data networks will have to reach higher transmission rates and shorter delays, while supplying an increasing number of end devices. (2019-07-25)
Terahertz imaging technique reveals subsurface insect damage in wood
Insect infestation is becoming an increasingly costly problem to the forestry industry, especially in areas experiencing increased droughts and hot spells related to climate change. (2019-07-25)
Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging
Researchers describe a new class of biocompatible probes, laser particles that can be inserted inside living cells. (2019-07-23)
'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves
A collaboration between the University of Sydney Nano Institute and Singapore University of Technology and Design has for the first time manipulated a light wave, or photonic information, on a silicon chip that retains its overall 'shape'. (2019-07-03)
Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way to build the next generation of quantum simulators combining light and silicon micro-chips. (2019-07-02)
New study shows nanoscale pendulum coupling
In 1665, Lord Christiaan Huygens found that two pendulum clocks, hung in the same wooden structure, oscillated spontaneously and perfectly in line but in opposite directions: the clocks oscillated in anti-phase. (2019-07-02)
Laser light detects tumors
A team of researchers from Jena presents a groundbreaking new method for the rapid, gentle and reliable detection of tumors with laser light. (2019-06-25)
A new theory for trapping light particles aims to advance development of quantum computers
Researchers have developed a new protocol for ensuring the stability of data when photons are stored for extended periods of time. (2019-06-24)
Inexpensive, simple fabrication method poised to expand microlens applications
A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. (2019-06-12)
Tiny light box opens new doors into the nanoworld
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel. (2019-06-11)
BU researchers develop new metamaterial that can improve MRI quality and reduce scan time
New magnetic metamaterial could be used as an additive technology to increase the imaging power of lower-strength MRI machines, increasing the number of patients seen by clinics and decreasing associated costs, without any of the risks that come with using higher-strength magnetic fields. (2019-06-10)
Multicolored light twists in new knotted ways
ICFO researchers report on the discovery of a new type of optical singularity with the topology of a knot. (2019-06-10)
New approach captures detailed mid-infrared images for medical diagnostics
Researchers have developed a unique high-resolution imaging method that can capture mid-infrared spectral images of fast events or dynamic processes that take place on the order of milliseconds. (2019-05-23)
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