Lasers

In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, a team of researchers describe a novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers by 80 percent.
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:32am
8.9.2017
For the first time, researchers have built a nanolaser that uses only a single molecular layer, placed on a thin silicon beam, which operates at room temperature. The new device could potentially be used to send information between different points...
by Arizona State University
12:58pm
7.31.2017
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Scientists have developed a new type of optical fiber that has an extremely large core diameter and preserves the coherent properties of light.
by MIPT
12:08pm
7.20.2017
Scientists have presented a model system which allows the investigation of atomic-scale friction effects and friction dynamics that are similar to those taking place, e.g., in proteins, DNA strands and other deformable nanocontacts.
by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
10:04am
7.14.2017
Physicists are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light.
by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:10am
6.27.2017
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NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense are using ground-based telescopes and laser radars (ladars) to track more than 17,000 orbital debris objects to help prevent collisions with operating missions. Such ladars shine high-powered lasers at target...
by MIT
10:01am
6.23.2017
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated to design, build, and test two devices, called superconducting undulators, which could make X-ray free-...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
9:57am
6.22.2017
An international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level.
by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
9:54am
6.20.2017
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“Volumetric” imaging method reveals chemical content; might lead to systems that eliminate need to draw blood for lab tests.
by Emil Venere, Purdue University
1:32pm
4.28.2017
International research team creates hybrid material with a fascinating structure.
by Kiel University
10:53am
3.29.2017
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Such a device opens the door to many applications in which microwave radiation with minimal dissipation is key; for example, in controlling qubits in a scalable quantum computer.
by Delft University of Technology
12:31pm
3.3.2017
Engineers have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers, and photovoltaics.
by UC San Diego
11:03am
2.21.2017
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A new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light emission.
by University of Kansas
4:55pm
2.15.2017
Researchers explore micro-bubbles and frequency combs as “optical rulers.”
by Mark Daly, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
11:16am
1.30.2017
Researchers have demonstrated the world’s first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology could revolutionize the development of surface lasers, making them more compact and energy-...
by UC San Diego
12:04pm
1.13.2017
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