EPFL researchers have collaborated with those at Harvard and ETH Zurich on a new thin-film circuit that, when connected to a laser beam, produces finely tailorable terahertz-frequency waves. The device opens up a world of potential applications in optics and telecommunications.
In a significant advance for impactful technologies such as quantum optics and laser displays for AR/VR, Columbia Engineering’s Lipson Nanophotonics Group has invented the first tunable and narrow linewidth chip-scale lasers for visible wavelengths shorter than red.
Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence "3D Matter Made to Order" Print Microstructures by Crossing Red and Blue Laser Beams - Publication in Nature Photonics
The ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has begun its commissioning experiments
Device opens the door to applications in optical communications, sensing, and the search for exoplanets
Researchers at Columbia University and Politecnico di Milano have used an atomically thin material to build a device that can change the color of laser beams. Their microscopic device—a fraction of the size of conventional color converters—may yield new kinds of ultra-small optical circuit chips and advance quantum optics.
Metaphotonics is one of such field that has the potential to revolutionize traditional views of optical and electronic devices. How? In this article, ITMO’s Sergey Makarov and Ivan Sinev help us discover this nascent field.
Natural surfaces exhibit a unique surface design enabling amazing surface properties such as anti-reflection (Moth eye effect), decoration (Morpho butterfly), self-cleaning (Lotus effect) and many more. Learn how Fusion Bionic tackle innovative surfaces through laser technology using biomimetics.
Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) is an additive manufacturing process that has three different inputs: fiber/polymer tape, heat, and pressure. This technology aims to replace manual workers in composites manufacturing with better productivity and less material waste.
Nature has developed a myriad of surfaces which are optimized for their specific environment. Taking inspiration from various effects such as the shark skin or lotus leaf, engineers are developing todays most advanced surfaces using biomimetic effects.
Diamonds can withstand the heat from high-powered, continuous beam lasers
Software for powder bed fusion printers optimizes laser's printing path.
Cornell engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of ultraviolet light for sterilizing medical tools, purifying water, sensing hazardous gases and enabling precision photolithography, among other applications.
A group of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) has for the first time demonstrated effective generation of higher harmonics in silicon metasurfaces.