Current Headlines

  1. Across The Spectrum: Researchers Find Way To Stabilize Color Of Light In Next-Gen Material
    2/11/2019

    A team of Florida State University physicists has found a way to stabilize the color of light being emitted from a promising class of next-generation materials that researchers believe could be the basis for efficient and more cost-effective optoelectronic technologies that can turn light into electricity or vice versa.

  2. First Direct View Of An Electron’s Short, Speedy Trip Across A Border
    2/8/2019

    Electrons flowing across the boundary between two materials are the foundation of many key technologies, from flash memories to batteries and solar cells

  3. New Phenomenon Discovered That Fixes A Common Problem In Lasers: Wavelength Splitting
    2/8/2019

    A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging field of photonics research, including one day making micro-chips that code information using light instead of electrons.

  4. nLIGHT Corona Wins SPIE Prism Award For Innovation In Industrial Lasers
    2/7/2019

    nLIGHT®, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR), a global leader in semiconductor and industrial fiber lasers, today announced that its Corona™ fiber laser was named as the 2019 Prism Award winner for Industrial Lasers.

  5. Unleashing Perovskites’ Potential For Solar Cells
    2/7/2019

    Perovskites — a broad category of compounds that share a certain crystal structure — have attracted a great deal of attention as potential new solar-cell materials because of their low cost, flexibility, and relatively easy manufacturing process.

  6. Finding Chemicals Inside A Cell: Chemical And Topographical Single-Cell Imaging At Nanoscale Resolution By Near-Field Desorption Mass Spectrometry
    2/7/2019

    How are chemicals distributed in a cell? Chinese scientists have developed a combined mass spectrometry and biological imaging device that enables direct, label-free detection, and high-resolution mapping of chemicals inside a biological cell.

  7. Environmentally Stable Laser Emits Exceptionally Pure Light
    2/7/2019

    Researchers have developed a compact laser that emits light with extreme spectral purity that doesn’t change in response to environmental conditions. The new potentially portable laser could benefit a host of scientific applications, improve clocks for global positioning (GPS) systems, advance the detection of gravitational waves in space and be useful for quantum computing.

  8. New Method Improves Infrared Imaging Performance
    2/6/2019

    A new method developed by Northwestern Engineering’s Manijeh Razeghi has greatly reduced a type of image distortion caused by the presence of spectral cross-talk between dual-band long-wavelength photodetectors.

  9. Producing Polymer Structures Faster – Two Processes In One Machine
    2/6/2019

    Either fast or precise – both cannot be achieved in the production of the finest polymer structures with the laser. Or maybe they can? Combining stereolithography and multiphoton polymerization should make it possible: Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are developing a machine for high-precision, cost-effective 3D construction technologies using both methods.

  10. Single Molecules Show Promise To Optically Detect Single Electrons
    2/6/2019

    Optical detection of a single electron using a single molecule has never been done. Leiden physicist Michel Orrit and his team have now identified a molecule that is sensitive enough to detect an electron at a distance of hundreds of nanometers. The results are published as a cover article in ChemPhysChem.