Latest Stories

  • Light-Activated Immune Response

    Sarah Michaud | 09 February 2016

    Researchers use optogenetics to control immune response, experimentally demonstrating a potentially new method for killing cancer cells. read more  

  • Tunable Micro-Optics

    Hans Zappe and Claudia Duppè, eds. | 08 February 2016 | Review by Silvano Donati

    Tunability is probably the most important functionality of micro-optics, and this book presents a survey of the state-of-the-art of this multifaceted technology—a technology rapidly progressing toward mass product applications. read more  

  • “Plasmonics” with Dielectrics

    Stewart Wills | 05 February 2016

    Modeling by French team shows that plasmonic-like field enhancement can be achieved in dielectric nanoparticles—and possibly extended to hyperfrequency applications. read more  

  • Optical Switching at Atomic Length Scales

    Stewart Wills | 03 February 2016

    Plasmonic slot waveguide acts as an integrated digital optoelectronic switch at subwavelength sizes—and at room temperature. read more  

  • New Technique for DIY Optics

    Sarah Michaud | 02 February 2016

    Plasmon-assisted etching may reduce the time between component design and fabrication with only a modest tradeoff in quality. read more