Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are proposing a new method to obscure an optical chip by bending light around the object. This could be achieved by manipulating waves in the near field region (such as surface plasmons) of a metamaterial surface (a metasurface) on an integrated photonic structure.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone.
Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.
Nonlinear optics is a key enabling technology of our modern society, such as in imaging and high-speed data communication.
Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.
Cornell University researchers have engineered a new kind of environmentally-stable fiber laser that generates high-power ultrashort light pulses, opening new possibilities and applications for the fiber source. By Daryl Lovell