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Artists impression of a comparison between a magnetic mirror with cube-shaped resonators left and a standard metallic mirror right Credit Authors
Smaller than a pea, the telescope implant uses wide-angle micro-optics to improve vision for patients with end-stage AMD, the most advanced form of macular degeneration PRNewsFotoVisionCare Ophthalmic Tech
Nanoimprint Lithography improves polymer solar cells
  • Artists impression of a comparison between a magnetic mirror with cube-shaped resonators left and a standard metallic mirror right Credit Authors

    Magnetic Mirrors Reflect Light in Mysterious Ways

    As reported in the article “Optical Magnetic Mirrors without Metals" in the The Optical Society‘s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, scientists have demonstrated a new type of mirror that doesn’t use...
  • Smaller than a pea, the telescope implant uses wide-angle micro-optics to improve vision for patients with end-stage AMD, the most advanced form of macular degeneration PRNewsFotoVisionCare Ophthalmic Tech

    Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration

    VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the...
  • Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy of plasmonic modes with the PTIR technique
  • Cross-Polarized pump photons red and blue interact in the micro-ring resonator to directly generate cross-polarized correlated photons green and yellow Credit Lucia Caspani

    Frontiers in Optics 2014: On-chip quantum computing

    Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs, tiny entangled particles of light. Now, an international...
  • Andor EMCCD scientific camera
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • PhD student, Enrico Pibiri, with technical assistant, Angela Tiefnig, with their JPK NanoWizard system in the laboratory of Professor Philip Tinnefeld at the University of Braunschweig

    Studying DNA Origami

    JPK Instruments, a manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) system, the NanoWizard, in the Nanobiosciences Group of the...
  • 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...
  • Nanoimprint Lithography improves polymer solar cells

    Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Through Nanoimprint Lithography

    Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) could be an effective new technique to simultaneously control the active layer morphology and polymer chain orientation for efficient charge separation and transport in polymer solar cells. Being able to significantly...
  • Silicon Detectors for Telecommunications

    Promise of Silicon Detectors for Telecommunications

    Under the leadership of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton (UK), researchers have demonstrated a pioneering laser processing technique that could enable silicon detectors for telecommunications. Thanks to its...
  • Cephalopod-Inspired Camouflage Material from MIT

    Cephalopod-Inspired Camouflage Material

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have been looking to cephalopods, a group of marine animals that are exemplary camouflage artists, for clues on how to create the first synthetic material that can...
  • DNA Origami Template
  • QC laser measures blood glucose levels

    Quantum Cascade Laser Measures Blood Glucose Levels

    Research work at Princeton University in New Jersey (US) could eventually result in saving diabetics from having to prick their finger multiple times every day to draw blood. Instead, the new device monitors blood glucose levels by directing...
  • Cascaded modulators to probe non-reciprocal phase that is the core of effective magnetic field theory for photons

    Controlling Light With Optics

    Defying physics, engineers at Cornell University in New York (US) prove that an equivalent to the magnetic field for electrons exists for light. Propagating and controlling light in previously unconceivable ways at the smallest scales with optics...
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    Solar Ink, Transparent and Broad-Absorbing

    Researchers at the University of Kansas (US) are developing photoactive nanomaterial ink solution as a key component of solar devices manufactured in a low-cost roll-to-roll printing process. Currently, the disproportionately high production cost...

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