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Dr Simon Lefrancois from the University of Sydneys School of Physics holding an optical chip used in the terabit oscilloscope
ELED lighting could reduce energy consumption in greenhouse horticulture sector by 50
Optical 3D integral imaging display setup using a smart phone and a lenslet array
  • University of Utahs polarising filter
  • Optical 3D integral imaging display setup using a smart phone and a lenslet array

    Smart Phones Plus QR Codes Equals Secure 3D Displays

    Quick Response (QR) codes, the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters and even business cards, are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smart phone or other mobile device. However, new...
  • Flexible film that reacts to light is step toward artificial retina Credit American Chemical Society

    Artificial Retina Could Restore Vision Loss

    The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from...
  • Near-field microscope with a fragment of gallium-nitride wafer
  • Purdues technique uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite

    'Direct Writing' of Diamond Patterns From Graphite

    What began as research at Purdue University in Indiana (US) into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from...
  • Handheld probe for ultrasound photo-acoustic imaging

    Powerful Medical Imaging in the Palm of Your Hand

    A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is...
  • Microprojector array Fraunhofer IOF

    Vision 2014: Dazzlingly sharp images on curved screens

    Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature — and...
  • Professor Yingtian Pan, right, and his student Jiang You, left, and lab associate Ki Park, developed a quantitative imaging technique that shows how cocaine disrupts brain blood flow

    What’s New for OCT?

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT), which has been used for non-invasive ophthalmology imaging for some time, is now starting to find greater clinical use in other medical applications such as cardiology. For example, physicians are using OCT to...
  • The flexible sensor could be integrated into low-cost sensing systems for in-line diagnostics and monitoring

    Multispectral Light Sensors Built from Doped Nanorods

    Semiconductor-based photodiodes are widely used in industry to detect light at a range of frequencies from the ultraviolet through the visible to the near infra red. Such photodiodes operate by absorbing photons, which then generate a flow of...
  • Professor Zenghu Chang from the Department of Physics and the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida set a world record when he produced an attosecond pulse just 67as in duration

    Lasers Freeze Electron Movement

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Harold Edgerton is widely known as a pioneer in the field of ultra-high speed photography. By synchronizing strobe flashes with the motion of objects, then taking a series of photographs through...
  • IMEC researchers have found that illumination stabilizes the morphology of polymerfullerene bulk heterojunction BHJ solar cells that are exposed to elevated temperatures

    Light-Induced Stabilisation of Organic Solar Cells

    Organic solar is a topic of much interest because of their light weight, flexibility and low manufacturing costs. At IMOMEC, Imec’s associated lab at Hasselt University in Belgium, researchers have found that illumination stabilizes the...
  • Fraunhofer researchers have developed a technique to produce mini-OLED screens without colour filters

    OLED Production Technique Slashes Costs, Improves Luminosity

    Screens made of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are a promising technology. Until now, however, a minimal lifespan and very high production costs have prevented them from becoming a widespread commercial product. Researchers at the Fraunhofer...
  • Dr Simon Lefrancois from the University of Sydneys School of Physics holding an optical chip used in the terabit oscilloscope

    Super Optical Oscilloscope With Chalcogenide Glass Chips

    In what could be a major advance in developing a diagnostic tool for next-generation ultrafast fibre optics communications systems used for broadband internet and cloud computing, researchers at the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for...
  • ELED lighting could reduce energy consumption in greenhouse horticulture sector by 50

    LED Lighting Saves Energy in Greenhouse Horticulture

    The Dutch are global leaders in greenhouse horticulture, so it makes sense that Leo Marcelis, professor in horticulture and product physiology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands is advocating the introduction of LED lighting in an effort...
  • substrate-blind photonic integration on 3D photonic crystal U of Delaware
  • Chalmers University of Technology - Cherenkov cone
  • ETH Zrich exotic multi particle states of light and matter

    Multiparticle Quantum States of Light and Matter

    Researchers at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich) in Switzerland have observed exotic states of matter that so far cannot be explained in theoretical models. In the experiment, which represents a combination...
  • photo switchable diabetes drug

    Light-Activated Diabetes Drug

    Researchers at Imperial College London in the UK and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, adapted an existing drug used to treat type 2 diabetes to change shape and switch on when exposed to a small amount of blue LED light...
  • Perovskite solar cell in tandem with highly efficient catalyst EPFL

    Efficient Hydrogen Production with Perovskite Solar Cells

    Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have for the first time demonstrated a highly efficient water splitting process by connecting two perovskite solar cells in series and using a...

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