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Perovskite Photovoltaics: Hitting Their Stride

Lynn Savage

Researchers are finding new uses for an old material in photovoltaics. But can they engineer perovskite into a solar cell that’s better than the current state-of-the-art?


Negawatts: Optics, Photonics and Energy Savings

Five scientists survey the potential energy savings that could flow from selected optical technologies, ranging from optical data interconnects to photonic gas sensors.

Exoplanets: Getting a Closer Look

Sophisticated new techniques are directly imaging giant planets outside of our solar system and recording spectra that reveal the composition of their atmospheres. And telescopes capable of directly imaging Earth-sized exoplanets are on the technological horizon.

Plasmonics: The Rise of Quantum Effects

The emerging discipline of quantum plasmonics, which promises new applications and approaches in quantum information systems, formed the topic of a recent OSA Incubator Meeting.


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The Fractal Nature of Innovation

Building Freestanding Elastomeric Waveguides: Exploring an Emerging Field

Harnessing the Potential of Compressive Sensing

An Open Letter to the U.S. State Department


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