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  1. Laser-Fabricated Crystals In Glass Are Ferroelectric, Could Power Next-Generation Communication Systems

    A team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated, for the first time, that crystals manufactured by lasers within a glass matrix maintain full ferroelectric functionality.

  2. Manipulating Cell Networks With Light – New Frontiers In Optical Microscopy

    A new optical microscope system called SIFOM (Stimulation and Imaging-based Functional Optical Microscopy) can stimulate multiple cells simultaneously by a holographic method and monitor cell activity after the stimulation using 3D (three-dimensional) measurements based on fluorescence holography.

  3. JILA Researchers Uncover Quantum Structure Of Buckyballs

    JILA researchers have measured hundreds of individual quantum energy levels in the buckyball, a spherical cage of 60 carbon atoms. It’s the largest molecule that has ever been analyzed at this level of experimental detail in the history of quantum mechanics.

  4. Plasmonic Pioneers Fire Away In Fight Over Light

    When you light up a metal nanoparticle, you get light back. It’s often a different color. That’s a fact – but the why is up for debate

  5. II-VI Incorporated To Showcase A Broad Range Of Innovations At Photonics West 2019

    II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, today announced that it will present at SPIE LASE and OPTO 2019 conferences and exhibit new products and capabilities at SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 2-7, 2019, in San Francisco, CA, Booth #1804 and at BiOS Expo in Booth #8543.

  6. Toward A Future Quantum Internet

    U of T Engineering researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle for a device that could serve as the backbone of a future quantum Internet. Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo (ECE, Physics) and his collaborators have developed a prototype for a key element for all-photonic quantum repeaters, a critical step in long-distance quantum communication.

  7. Tokai University Research: How The Use Of Different Forms Of Titanium Oxide Influences Perovskite Solar Cell Performance

    Perovskite solar cells, with a current maximum power-conversion efficiency of 23%, hold much promise for producing photovoltaic energy through devices that are easy and inexpensive to fabricate.

  8. Multicolor Holography Technology Could Enable Extremely Compact 3D Displays

    Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components.

  9. New Method Allows Direct Conversion Of Carbon Fibers And Nanotubes Into Diamond Fibers

    Research from North Carolina State University has demonstrated a new technique that converts carbon fibers and nanotubes into diamond fibers at ambient temperature and pressure in air using a pulsed laser method.

  10. Researchers Develop A New Self-Assembling Nanomaterial That Offers A Promising Pathway To More Efficient, Affordable Harnessing Of Solar Power

    Solar rays are a plentiful, clean source of energy that is becoming increasingly important as the world works to shift away from power sources that contribute to global warming.