Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices
    11/9/2017

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.

  2. Ford's Argo AI Buys LiDAR Startup Princeton Lightwave
    11/2/2017

    Ford-controlled Argo AI has acquired New Jersey-based Princeton Lightwave, a developer of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) cameras and sensors for autonomous driving vehicles, for an undisclosed amount.

  3. Fastest Attosecond Laser Spectroscopy Sees Electrons In Slow Motion
    10/31/2017

    Researchers at ETH Zurich have generated the world's shortest X-ray laser pulse with a duration of only 43 attoseconds – fast enough to observe electrons in slow motion during chemical reactions.

  4. Scientists Say U.S. Must Raise Investments, Develop Workforce To Lead Quantum Computing Race
    10/26/2017

    Representatives from government, academe, and industry say the United States should strengthen collaboration, increase funding, and build an interdisciplinary workforce who will develop photonics-enabled quantum technologies, which will be critical to the country's global competitiveness and security in the near future.

  5. Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale
    10/23/2017

    Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

     

  9. 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.

  10. 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.