Recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space.
A century-old biophotonic technique continues to develop, offering new, low-cost treatment possibilities for cancer, drug-resistant bacteria and more.
With momentum from wartime R&D funds, the optics and photonics scene post-WWII was filled with transformative innovations in optics design, surveillance, fiber optics and the laser.
Stewart Wills | 03 May 2016
Research team uses circularly polarized light to control electron spin currents in topological insulators, on ultrafast timescales. read more
Paolo Bettotti, ed. | 29 April 2016 | Review by Daniela Dragoman
This book, with contributions from several authors, deals with a wide range of photonics and electronics issues. read more
Stewart Wills | 29 April 2016
Korean scientists investigate the prospects of “dynamic lighting” for boosting academic performance in elementary-school classrooms. read more
Sarah Michaud | 28 April 2016
New light-driven process for freeing up nitrogen for fertilizer may reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint. read more
Stewart Wills | 25 April 2016
An all-optical, chip-scale spatial light modulator offers a “potentially disruptive” approach to reconfigurable photonic devices. read more
Sarah Michaud | 22 April 2016
Saharan silver ants’ prism-like hair causes total internal reflection of light, which prevents the ants from overheating and gives them a metallic sheen. read more
Stewart Wills | 22 April 2016
New Sydney-based hub brings together academic and industry players in integrated research facility. read more
Deborah Kane, Adam Micolich, and Peter Roger, eds. | 21 April 2016 | Review by Christian Brosseau
This book reports up-to-the-minute research on several topics dealing with advanced nanostructures. read more
Patricia Daukantas | 20 April 2016
Heterostructures hold promise for advancing optoelectronics and exploring new physics. read more
Stewart Wills | 18 April 2016
German team uses ion trapping and laser cooling to create a thermodynamic heat engine out of a single atom. read more