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A new method can produce a hundredfold increase in light emissions from a type of electron-photon coupling, which is key to electron microscopes and other technologies.

Strengthening electron-triggered light emission

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

Scientists at EPFL have overcome the scaling challenges of quantum optomechanical systems and realized the first superconducting circuit optomechanical graphene lattice.

Optomechanics simulates graphene lattices

Due to the ever-increasing growth of our data consumption, researchers are looking for faster, more efficient, and more energy-conscious data storage techniques. TU/e researcher Youri van Hees uses ultrashort light pulses that enable him to write information. This way, he combines the advantages of both light and magnetic storage.

Ultrafast writing with light

New technique could diminish errors that hamper the performance of super-fast analog optical neural networks.

Breaking the scaling limits of analog computing

Halide perovskites are a relatively new group of materials that are used in solar cells, diodes, scintillators, and other devices. One of their main advantages is their availability and ease of production.

Scientists Suggest Cheap Way to Control Optical Signals With Halide Perovskites

A new method uses optics to accelerate machine-learning computations on smart speakers and other low-power connected devices.

Deep learning with light

Carbon nanodots are a new trend in science, now used in smart packaging, warranty tags and with potential applications in diagnostics and tumor visualization. However, in order to be used in biomedicine, carbon nanodots have to be made visible through the human skin.

Scientists Create Ultra-Broadband Carbon Dots With Biomedical Applications

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 team of ITMO University’s frontier laboratory Probing Fundamental Physics with Topological Metamaterials have proposed a new method of engineering photonic topological structures.

Researchers Develop Novel Strategy to Tailor Photonic Topological Insulators

The start-up QuiX Quantum will develop prototype photonic quantum computers over the next four years.

Computing with light

A new nanophotonic material has broken records for high-temperature stability, potentially ushering in more efficient electricity production and opening a variety of new possibilities in the control and conversion of thermal radiation.

Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity

The technique opens a door to manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, or touch-sensing robots.

Engineers repurpose 19th-century photography technique to make stretchy, color-changing films

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

New on-chip frequency comb is 100x more efficient

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