Articles by Jof Enriquez
Scientists Build First Photonic-Phononic Microchip
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.
Split-Disk Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators For Tuning Micro-Lasers
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.
Sandia Researchers Build First Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch
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.
TU Wien Researchers Develop Cloaking Technology
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.
U.S. House of Representatives Approves Self-Driving Car Bill
The United States House of Representatives has unanimously approved a key bill that aims to set the regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles.
UK Scientists Invent Camera That Can 'See Through' Human Body
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, through the Proteus Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration, have developed a new camera that can image individual photons emanating from fiber optic medical instruments inside the human body.
Scientists Create Nanophotonic Device For Enhanced Single Cell-Based Sensing
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully demonstrated a fully-integrated nanoscale photonic device that can analyze a single fluorescent bacterial cell. Such a unique system could result in the creation of on-chip sensors with the capability of analyzing cells and chemicals in real-time.
Quasi 2D Metasurface Coating Allows Waveguides To Be Smaller
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have developed a two-layer coating thin enough to be considered two-dimensional, which could allow further miniaturization of dielectric waveguides.
Water-Repellent Nanosheet Wrapper Enhances Biological Microscopy
Japanese scientists have developed a unique water-repellent nanomaterial that can be wrapped around biological tissue to visualize high-quality images for a longer period of time.
'Optical Wells' For Photonic Bose-Einstein Condensate Enable Quantum Computing
Researchers at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bonn have devised a highly low-loss structure where photonic Bose-Einstein condensate flow through and in between so-called optical hollows or wells. This first-of-its kind structure could become an integral component in future quantum circuits.