Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. Modified Double-Slit Experiment Achieves Widest Degree Of Optical Spatial Coherence
    10/19/2017

    Researchers at Brown University have demonstrated a new method of modulating the coherence of light by using surface plasmon polaritons in metal films. This technique represents an alternative way to engineer flat optical elements that could be applied in optical communication, beam shaping, and microscopic imaging.

  2. Mantis Shrimp’s Sophisticated Eyes Guide Novel Camera Design
    10/16/2017

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a unique point-and-shoot color-polarization camera inspired by the highly-complex visual system of the mantis shrimp. This new imaging system with a little-understood mechanism of polarization can be used in many ways, including the monitoring of underwater species and detecting early signs of cancer.

  3. Penn State's Biodegradable Optical Fiber Delivers Light Safely Into Human Body
    10/12/2017

    Engineers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have fabricated a new biodegradable optical fiber made of citrate-based polymers that can be implanted safely in the body to image deep tissue or deliver drugs.

     

  4. The Optical Force Is Strong With This One
    10/5/2017

    A team of European physicists recently presented a new approach to manipulating photons flowing inside metamaterial waveguides in order to strengthen the optical force between them. The new design could someday find its way into highly-advanced optical sensors and nanomotors.

  5. Microsoft Unveils Quantum Programming Language
    9/28/2017

    Microsoft has announced at its Ignite conference a new programming language designed to work both on present quantum simulators and upcoming quantum computers the company is building.

  6. Scientists Build First Photonic-Phononic Microchip
    9/26/2017

    Researchers at the University of Sydney (USYD) have fabricated the first photonic integrated circuit to successfully transfer information as light waves, into sound waves, and back again as light waves. This type of chip can be integrated in future generation optical communication systems to replace conventional electronic systems.

  7. Split-Disk Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators For Tuning Micro-Lasers
    9/21/2017

    Scientists at the Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have designed a split-disk whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonator that controls the tunability of lasers by stretching a flexible substrate.

  8. Sandia Researchers Build First Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch
    9/18/2017

    Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories, along with colleagues from North Carolina State University, have built the first all-optical device capable of switching light at terahertz speeds. 

  9. TU Wien Researchers Develop Cloaking Technology
    9/14/2017

    Researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed a type of cloaking technology that renders opaque materials invisible by letting the flow of light pass through the medium unperturbed.

  10. U.S. House of Representatives Approves Self-Driving Car Bill
    9/8/2017

    The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a key bill that aims to set the regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles.