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Xiamen Changelight Switches to Veeco’s GaN MOCVD Systems

Xiamen Changelight Switches to Veeco’s GaN MOCVD Systems

Veeco Instruments Inc. announced today that Xiamen Changelight Co., Ltd. (Changelight) has selected the Company as its primary equipment provider as it enters the market to produce gallium nitride (GaN) based blue/green high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs) for display and general lighting applications. [More]
Multi-Wavelength Laser Overcomes Limitations of Serial Time-Encoded Amplified Microscopy for Ultrafast Imaging

Multi-Wavelength Laser Overcomes Limitations of Serial Time-Encoded Amplified Microscopy for Ultrafast Imaging

Ultrafast real-time optical imaging is an effective and important tool for studying dynamical events, such as shock waves, neural activity, laser surgery and chemical dynamics in living cells. Limited by the frame rate, conventional imaging system such as charge-coupled device (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imaging device can not image fast dynamic processes. [More]
Unfocused Laser Light Stitches Together Gold Nanoparticles

Unfocused Laser Light Stitches Together Gold Nanoparticles

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices. [More]
New Study Enables Design of Novel Nanomaterials Based on Nanoscale Building Blocks

New Study Enables Design of Novel Nanomaterials Based on Nanoscale Building Blocks

A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'. [More]
New Method Shows Promise to Grow Photonic Crystals with Relative Ease

New Method Shows Promise to Grow Photonic Crystals with Relative Ease

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of electricity. [More]
Researchers Develop a Switch for Nano-Optics

Researchers Develop a Switch for Nano-Optics

Electronics now has a competitor. Information is increasingly being transmitted and processed by means of light rather than electrons. [More]
Scientists Uncover Secret to Twisting Light

Scientists Uncover Secret to Twisting Light

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. [More]
SPP-Based Polarization Filter Composed of Multiple Holes Array with Nonlinear Medium Can Realize Polarization Separation

SPP-Based Polarization Filter Composed of Multiple Holes Array with Nonlinear Medium Can Realize Polarization Separation

As we all know, some optical devices can only work with a certain incident polarization direction. In this case, a polarizer is necessary to shift the polarization direction of linearly polarized light. [More]
Researchers Stabilize Gigahertz Range Microwave Signals Using Laser Beams

Researchers Stabilize Gigahertz Range Microwave Signals Using Laser Beams

Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies—frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. [More]
Array of Pillar-Bowtie Nanoantennas Can Record Light Smaller Than its Wavelength

Array of Pillar-Bowtie Nanoantennas Can Record Light Smaller Than its Wavelength

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light (for example, distances less than ~600 nm for red light). [More]