Geometry-invariant effects in structures with near-zero permittivity or permeability could lead to deformable optical devices, and to new insights into unique light-matter interactions.
Advances in nanofabrication are expanding opportunities to exploit and customize the “handedness” of materials—and of light itself.
State-of-the-art optical-trapping platforms are creating new opportunities for extending sensing applications and illuminating quantum mechanics.
An international collaboration between two corporate competitors spawned the compact disc—and introduced lasers into millions of homes.
Stewart Wills | 22 July 2016
Scheme that decorates aluminum nanoparticles with palladium dots offers potential new platform for energy-efficient, light-driven industrial catalysis. read more
Robert H. Hadfield and Göran Johansson | 21 July 2016 | Review by Prof. Mark Fox
A very timely work that should be of interest to a wide range of researchers in quantum-optical technologies. read more
Patricia Daukantas | 20 July 2016
Fiber-based “luminescent detectors” from off-the-shelf materials can achieve free-space throughput of 2.1 Gbps read more
Stewart Wills | 19 July 2016
A new thermal detector overcomes noise limits of previous efforts, moving the bar closer to single-photon detection for the microwave band. read more
Stewart Wills | 15 July 2016
Tour-de-force demo uses biotech-based technique to “screw molecular light bulbs into microscopic lamps”—and replicate, in miniature, a celebrated artwork. read more
Peter Blood | 14 July 2016 | Review by K. Alan Shore
This book is warmly welcomed as the first textbook devoted to quantum confined laser devices. Its author is a highly respected researcher who is also strongly committed to teaching. read more
Stewart Wills | 14 July 2016
“Antenna feedback” scheme, involving periodic cavity structure, allows more directional beam, potentially helping to clear obstacles for practical use of plasmonic lasers. read more
Patricia Daukantas | 13 July 2016
Time-of-flight THz measurements could improve precision and quality control in industrial applications such as applying complex coatings to automobiles. read more
Stewart Wills | 07 July 2016
Model suggests that “fundamentally new directions” will be required to achieve arbitrary visible-light invisibility cloaks for macroscopic objects. read more
Peter van der Straten and Harold Metcalf | 07 July 2016 | Review by Barry R. Masters
This rigorous textbook by two experienced pedagogues and researchers on laser cooling and trapping and quantum hydrodynamics provides a comprehensive description of the fundamentals and the awe-inspiring recent advances in atomic and molecular physics. read more
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