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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.

Integrated photonic circuits could help close the 'terahertz gap'

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.

High-performance Visible-light Lasers that Fit on a Fingertip

Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence "3D Matter Made to Order" Print Microstructures by Crossing Red and Blue Laser Beams - Publication in Nature Photonics

Joining Forces: Fast-as-lightning 3D Microprinting with Two Lasers

The ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has begun its commissioning experiments

First light soon at the most powerful laser in the US

Device opens the door to applications in optical communications, sensing, and the search for exoplanets

New on-chip frequency comb is 100x more efficient

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.

Microscopic Color Converters Move Small Laser-Based Devices Closer to Reality

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.

Paving the Way to Next-Gen Devices: Your Guide to Metaphotonics

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.

Innovative surfaces through bio-inspired principles

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.

What is Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) in Composites Manufacturing?

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.

Biomimetics enable the next generation of products

Diamonds can withstand the heat from high-powered, continuous beam lasers

Diamond mirrors for high-powered lasers

Software for powder bed fusion printers optimizes laser's printing path.

Smarter 3D printing makes better parts faster

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.

Engineers pave way for next-gen deep ultraviolet lasers

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.

Researchers Discover New Properties of Metasurfaces Thanks to Ultrashort Pulse Lasers

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