Scientists at The City College of New York (CCNY) and Purdue University have demonstrated a new type of composite artificial media, called photonic hypercrystals, which combine the best characteristics of metamaterials and photonic crystals.
Scientists at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan have demonstrated via a proof-of-concept experiment how to convert a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) into an energy-harvesting laser phosphor display by projecting intensity-modulated light on it.
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have unveiled the world's fastest film camera. It can capture images at an unprecedented rate of five trillion images per second, which is fast enough to film individual photons as they travel the distance equivalent to the thickness of a paper sheet.
Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have successfully cooled a triatomic molecule to near absolute zero for the first time. The feat could prove useful in building quantum computers and observing chemistry reactions in greater detail.
A new remote sensing method devised by researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) using fluctuations in optical "noise" could one day complement existing technologies to track hidden objects, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).
Scientists working at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have developed and tested a simulation model that allows simultaneous electrical-optical interaction inside an optical modulator — an electro-optical device that modifies light by applying electrical pulses.
Researchers at Duke University have built a new reconfigurable device that can harvest energy from excess heat at infrared wavelengths. Such technology can be used to improve the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic cells, which collect waste heat from their surroundings in the form of infrared radiation and turn it into electricity.
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed a new anti-reflective coating to protect laser optics, and a new chemical process that makes the optics more resistant to damage.
Researchers at AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) center in Trinity College Dublin are the first to successfully print nanosheet-network transistors using two-dimensional (2D) materials, paving the path for inexpensive printed electronics used in everyday objects.