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 | 01 July 2016
Photonics initiative white paper for administration program focuses on targeting investment toward early detection technologies and better I.T. infrastructure. read more
L. Machtoub and Y. Kasugai | 30 June 2016 | Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig
Medical image professionals, graduate student and medical doctors could benefit from this excellent reference on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). read more
Patricia Daukantas | 29 June 2016
Researchers exploit plasmonic effects of nanoporous gold disks for potentially improved sensing of hydrocarbons and other species. read more
Stewart Wills | 28 June 2016
OSA senior industry advisor Tom Hausken offers a few thoughts on how the evolving crisis could affect the photonics industry—in the U.K., Europe, and elsewhere. read more
Sarah Michaud | 28 June 2016
New technique for laser-ablating microfluidic networks in biocompatible hydrogels could help advance tissue-engineering technologies. read more
Stewart Wills | 27 June 2016
U.S. research team offers compact optoelectronic approach to polarization measurement that could improve on existing techniques. read more
Stewart Wills | 23 June 2016
Report from U.S. working group advocates idea of—and funding for—“convergence” of physical science, engineering and life science, to supercharge next-gen health care technology. read more
Ian Walmsley, ed. | 23 June 2016 | Review by Bogdan Hoanca
The best way to describe this volume is as the equivalent of a book of poems, but about light concepts: not for studying, but to enjoy on the go.
Sarah Michaud | 22 June 2016
Demonstration of new super-resolution imaging technique could better inform researchers of DNA’s structure and dynamics. read more
Sarah Michaud | 17 June 2016
In vitro studies show a narrow band of ultraviolet light safely kills drug-resistant MRSA. read more
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