Photonics
Photonics science includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light. Though covering all light's technical applic...
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Laser Cut Jeans
Você nunca mais verá sua calça jeans da mesma forma: mais uma aplicação para o laser...
Some Cities Are Taking Another Look At LED Lighting After AMA Warning
If people are sleepless in Seattle, it may not be only because they have broken hearts. First-generation high-intensity models emit light that may disturb sleep, raise health risks.
The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World's Most Secretive Startup
The world's hottest startup isn't located in Silicon Valley–it's in suburban Florida. WIRED explores what Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tells us about...
World's most powerful X-ray laser gets upgrade
The fastest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world will soon be an astonishing 8,000 times faster and 10,000 times brighter, enabling scientists to see how nature works on the atomic level and on ...
Three 'Twisted' Photons In 3 Dimensions
Researchers at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, the University of Vienna, and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were ...
How Copper Makes Organic Light-Emitting Diodes More Efficient
Use of copper as a fluorescent material allows for the manufacture of inexpensive and environmentally compatible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Thermally activated delayed fuorescence (TADF) e...
A Nanophotonic Comeback For Incandescent Bulbs?
Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency. Incandescent lighting and its warm, familiar glow is well over a century old yet survives virtually un...
Making Astronomical Observations In The Laboratory- Researchers Investigate How Light Behaves In Curved Space
To investigate the influence of gravity on the propagation of light, researchers usually have to examine astronomical length scales and huge masses. However, physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universi...
Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms
Japanese scientists from the Utsunomiya University Center for Optical Research and Education have created a hologram that can be safely handled, according to the Toronto Star. The three-dimensional vi...
Undersea Cables: How Russia Targets the West’s Soft Underbelly
Russia has been stepping up its submarine patrols near remote locations of fiber optic cables laid on the ocean floor and carrying digital data across continents the New York Times reports. Pentagon o...
Full-Color Imagery Created From Black And White Prints, A Prism, And A Little Math
An intriguing photo projection system uses only black images and a prism to project full-color imagery. A Dartmouth College and Disney Research Zürich study could result in future systems that dynamic...
Light Exposure Linked To Weight Gain In Children
world-first study by QUT's Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colle...
LIGHT GOES INFINITELY FAST WITH NEW ON-CHIP MATERIAL
Electrons are so 20th century. In the 21st century, photonic devices, which use light to transport large amounts of information quickly, will enhance or even replace the electronic devices that are ub...
Is Black Phosphorous The Next Big Thing In Materials?
A new experimental revelation about black phosphorus nanoribbons should facilitate the future application of this highly promising material to electronic, optoelectronic and thermoelectric devices. A ...
Quantum Physics Meets Genetic Engineering
Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100 percent efficiency in t...
Optoelectronics
Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that source, detect and control light, usually considered a sub-field of photonics. In this context, light often includes invisible ...
Electro-optics
Electro-optics is a branch of electrical physics and materials science involving components, devices and systems which operate by modification of the optical properties of a material by an electric fi...
Anti-laser
A coherent perfect absorber (CPA), or anti-laser, is a device which absorbs coherent light and converts it to some form of internal energy such as heat or electrical energy. It is the time reversed c...
Fiber-optic communication
Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. The light forms an electromagnetic carrier wave that is...
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Image sensor
An image sensor or imaging sensor is a sensor that detects and conveys the information that constitutes an image. It does so by converting the variable attenuation of waves (as they pass through or re...
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Laser
A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The term "laser" originated as an acronym for "light ampl...
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Light-emitting diode
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a pn-junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able ...
Light-emitting diode - Wikipedia
Micromirror device
Micromirror devices are devices based on microscopically small mirrors. The mirrors are Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which means that their states are controlled by applying a voltage betwee...
Optical disc
In computing and optical disc recording technologies, an optical disc (OD) is a flat, usually circular disc which encodes binary data (bits) in the form of pits (binary value of 0 or off, due to lack...
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Photonic integrated circuit
A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) or integrated optical circuit is a device that integrates multiple (at least two) photonic functions and as such is analogous to an electronic integrated circuit. T...
Optical computing
Optical or photonic computing uses photons produced by lasers or diodes for computation. For decades, photons have promised to allow a higher bandwidth than the electrons used in conventional computer...
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Photonic crystal
Photonic crystals are periodic optical nanostructures that affect the motion of photons in much the same way that ionic lattices affect electrons in solids. Photonic crystals occur in nature in the fo...
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Quantum optics
Quantum optics is a field of research that uses semi-classical and quantum-mechanical physics to investigate phenomena involving light and its interactions with matter at submicroscopic levels.
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Nanophotonics
Nanophotonics or Nano-optics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale, and of the interaction of nanometer-scale objects with light. It is a branch of optics, optical engineering,...