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Researchers created the first thermally tunable optical switch using a silicon carbide-on-insulator platform The schematic image shows their concept for a quantum photonics integrated circuit chip that includes the circular microring resonators and microh
Optoacoustic imaging is particularly good at visualizing blood vessels Photograph ETH ZurichDaniel Razansky
  • A hot object can be fully hidden from infrared detection by adding polyethylene glycol to an aerogel film Credit American Chemical Society

    Thin Film Hides Objects from Infrared Detectors

    Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed an aerogel film made of DuPont Kevlar fibers that makes objects invisible to infrared detectors. A successful method for hiding objects from heat-sensing cameras could be...
  • Measuring and Self-Adjusting Spectral Power Distribution of LED Systems
  • Perovskite NIR LED With Record External Quantum Efficiency

    Perovskite NIR LED with Record External Quantum Efficiency

    Researchers at Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden have produced near-infrared (NIR) light-emitting diodes (LED) of perovskite with a record external quantum efficiency of 21.6%. Because perovskites have good light-emitting properties and...
  • Schematic diagram of two optically trapped rotors that can be used to hydrodynamically trap a freefloating particle grey sphere

    Optical Tweezers Use Fluid Flow Instead of Light

    Researchers from the universities of Glasgow, Bristol and Exeter have collaborated to create an entirely new kind of optical tweezers that use fluid flow instead of light to control particles of any material and hold light-sensitive biological...
  • Artists redering of the intraction of single incident photon pulsesand a tapered semiconductor nanowire array photodetector Image credit Quantum Photonic Devices Lab, Institute for Quantum Computing

    First of its Kind Quantum Sensor to Detect Single Photons

    A new, groundbreakingly effective sensor developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario (Canada) is the first of its kind, based on semiconductor nanowires, that can detect photons. The research breakthrough promises to...
  • Graphene patch equipped with a UV sensor monitors the level of exposure to sunlight
  • Label-free intraoperative nonlinear imaging of the tumor microenvironment provides real-time visualization of structural and molecular features, including extracellular vesicles that can be potential biomarkers of cancer aggressiveness Credit Biophotonics

    Portable and Label-Free Imaging of Molecules and Cells

    A custom portable optical imaging system developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) visualizes the dynamic cellular and molecular features in freshly removed or biopsied breast tissue specimens, as opposed the...

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