Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. German Researchers Guide Light Along Coreless Photonic Crystal Fibers
    2/16/2017

    Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen, Germany are the first to successfully guide light through a coreless photonic crystal fiber (PCF).

  2. A Fish-Inspired Photonics Solution To The Spectrum Crunch
    2/14/2017

    A University of Georgia researcher is turning to nature and the science of photonics to help solve the lack of sufficient wireless frequency spectrum needed to support the booming number of interconnected devices today.

  3. Perovskite Nickelate Photodetector Powers Itself
    2/13/2017

    Researchers have developed a new kind of photodetector that utilizes its built-in semiconducting heterojunction to power itself, rather than rely on external voltage, as typical photodetectors do.

     

  4. World's First Flat Lens Focusing On Continual Bandwidth Of Colors
    2/9/2017

    Harvard engineers have built the first achromatic metalens (AML) that operates over a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green, through a technique called dispersion engineering and via an ultra thin array of nanopillars.

  5. British, Czech Scientists Fire World's Most Powerful Superlaser
    1/26/2017

    Scientists at Britain's Central Laser Facility (CLF) and HiLASE (High average power pulsed laser), a Czech state research and development center, claim to have built and tested the world's highest powered "super laser," more than ten times as powerful as similar lasers. 

  6. Non-Destructive, Sub-Angstrom Level Measurement Of A Nanofiber
    1/23/2017

    Researchers at the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a unique method to measure the radius of a nanofiber with sub-angstrom-scale sensitivity — without destroying the nanofiber with chemicals and heat in the process, as current scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques tend to do.

  7. Researchers Build Tiny Yet Ultra-Precise Environmental Sensor
    1/19/2017

    Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have successfully fabricated an on-chip sensor so sensitive that it can measure unprecedentedly minute variations in temperature and other environmental parameters.

  8. 'Squeezed' Light Cools Object Below Quantum Limit
    1/12/2017

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has successfully cooled a microscopic aluminum drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a single quantum of energy, the coldest a mechanical object has ever approached absolute zero.

  9. MIT's Low-Cost Microscope Images Micron-Sized Particles
    1/9/2017

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a portable yet powerful microscope capable of chemically identifying individual micron-sized particles.

  10. Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes
    1/5/2017

    Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated for the first time a new lasing technique operating at visible light frequencies, in both bright and dark modes, by utilizing metallic nanoparticles arranged in a periodic array. Their findings make possible the creation of small and ultrafast on-chip light sources.