Russell D. Dupuis
Forty years ago, four groups of researchers independently developed and demonstrated their own versions of the injection laser, launching a technological revolution in the process. Their exciting early research paved the way for the vast array of materials and technologies used in the production of modern semiconductor alloy devices.
High-quality bare nanofibers are a novelty, but the idea of making them actually goes back 40 years to the work of a pioneering group in Britain. Today researchers believe that unclad submicrometer fibers hold promise for applications in a range of areas, including microphotonics and environmental sensing.
In the not-too-distant future, improvements in luminous flux and luminous efficacy are expected to enable use of white-light LEDS in automobile headlights, large-screen LCD backlighting and general home lighting.
Ju-Seog Jang and Bahram Javidi
We perceive the world in depth as well as in color, but the generation of high-quality three-dimensional (3D) images is still an area that is fraught with challenges for researchers. Now a ray-optics-based technique—integral imaging—shows promise for 3D TV and visualization.
John N. Howard
Stephen R. Wilk
Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian and Jerome V. Moloney
Of Rydberg Blockades and Quantum Repeaters
Chasing COVID-19 with Photonics
Quantum “Software” for Hard Physical Problems