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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

A research team from ITMO University, Australian National University, and Tel Aviv University has experimentally demonstrated a new approach to the creation and control of configurable photonic structures with fixed topology. The key lies in the physical properties of resonators.

Scientists Find a New Way to Control Topological States

PhotonFirst develops and manufactures photonics sensing technologies to measure temperature, strain, pressure, shape and acceleration in objects ranging from buildings to airplanes to medical devices.

PhotonFirst wants to become global innovation leader in integrated photonics sensing

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

EPFL scientists have built a compact waveguide amplifier by successfully incorporating rare-earth ions into integrated photonic circuits. The device produces record output power compared to commercial fiber amplifiers, a first in the development of integrated photonics over the last decades.

Boosting light power revolutionizes communications and autopilot

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

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Yonsei University recently discovered a helicoidal-shaped defect in layered polymers, uncovering how solvents can rapidly diffuse through layers and produce color changes.

A good defect? Researchers discover helicoidal screw dislocations in layered polymers

Metasurface attachment can be used with almost any optical system, from machine vision cameras to telescopes

Turning any camera into a polarization camera

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

Diamond mirrors for high-powered lasers

Modulator could be used in quantum communications

Silicon-carbide modulator overcomes three-decades long 'missing block'

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

Researchers unlock hidden potential in a long-studied group of materials

Unexplored dimensions of porous metamaterials

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