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  1. Berkeley Lab Joins Other Labs And Universities In LaserNetUS, A New Nationwide High-Intensity Laser Network

    To help foster the broad applicability of high-intensity lasers, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley­ National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a partner in a new research network called LaserNetUS.

  2. Syntec Optics Launches Fabless Integrated Photonics Manufacturing

    Syntec Optics, advanced optics manufacturer located in Rochester NY, announced today that it has expanded its capabilities to include manufacturing of components for integrated photonics circuits (PIC) and also packaging capabilities to satisfy the needs for low cost and low loss photonics.

  3. Laser Technique May Open Door To More Efficient Clean Fuels

    Finding sustainable ways to replace fossil fuels is a key priority for researchers across the globe. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a hugely abundant waste product that can be converted into energy-rich by-products, such as carbon monoxide. However, this process needs to be made far more efficient for it to work on a global, industrial scale.

  4. Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible

    Two fundamental quantum techniques have been combined by a UNSW team in a integrated silicon chip for the first time, confirming the promise of using silicon for quantum computing.

  5. Trapping Atoms, Not Space Ships, With Tractor Beams

    University of Adelaide researchers have delved into the realm of Star Wars and created a powerful tractor beam – or light-driven energy trap – for atoms. 

  6. Shedding Light On Weyl Fermions

    Researchers from the Theory Department of the MPSD in Hamburg and North Carolina State University in the US have demonstrated that the long-sought magnetic Weyl semi-metallic state can be induced by ultrafast laser pulses in a three-dimensional class of magnetic materials dubbed pyrochlore iridates.

  7. Rice U. Scientists Form Flat Tellurium

    In the way things often happens in science, Amey Apte wasn’t looking for two-dimensional tellurium while experimenting with materials at Rice University. But there it was.

  8. Kanazawa University Research: Highly Efficient Wet-Processed Solar Cells With Molecules In The Same Orientation

    Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the journal Organic Electronics documents a new method for controlling the orientation of conducting molecules in organic solar cells that results in the enhanced light adsorption and performance of the cells.

  9. Lens-Free OLEDs With Efficiency Comparable To That Of Inorganic LEDs

    The use of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) has extended to various applications, but their efficiency is still lagging behind inorganic light-emitting diodes. In this research, a KAIST team provided a systematic way to yield OLEDs with an external quantum efficiency (EQE) greater than 50% with an external scattering medium.

  10. InfoSec Global, ID Quantique Collaborate On Quantum-Powered Crypto-Agile VPN

    InfoSec Global (ISG) and ID Quantique today announced a collaboration that for the first time delivers a Quantum-Safe VPN, including cryptographic agility and Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG).