In a major breakthrough in the fields of nanophotonics and ultrafast optics, a Sandia National Laboratories research team has demonstrated the ability to dynamically steer light pulses from conventional, so-called incoherent light sources.
Each year, an estimated two trillion dollars is lost globally due to counterfeit products ranging from jewelry to medicine. As current security labels and product authentication methods are rapidly becoming obsolete or easy to hack, there is a rising urgency for more secure anti- counterfeiting labels.
This new spin measuring device could help scientists - particularly in chemistry and biology - understand the structure and purpose of materials better.
People often associate Escherichia coli with contaminated food, but E. coli has long been a workhorse in biotechnology. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have demonstrated that the bacterium has further value as part of a system to detect heavy metal contamination in water.
Plasmonic nanorods respond differently to light waves that move in the same direction, called polarized light. Depending on how they are positioned and how the light waves are polarized, a chiral response can occur.
In a recent article published in the journal Nature, researchers use intense, sub-cycle light transients to generate optical field emission of electron pulses from tungsten nanotips to directly analyze the emission kinetics in real time.
In a paper published in the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, it was demonstrated that GHz burst mode femtosecond laser pulses could be used to create unique two-dimensional (2D) laser-induced periodic surface structures on silicon.
Global semiconductor developer BluGlass Limited has launched its first suite of gallium nitride (GaN) laser products for customer purchase at leading industry conference, SPIE Photonics West, in San Francisco, USA.
As technologies keep advancing at exponential rates and demand for new devices rises accordingly, miniaturizing systems into chips has become increasingly important. Microelectronics has changed the way we manipulate electricity, enabling sophisticated electronic products that are now an essential part of our daily lives.
Following the successful Laser Materials Processing and Semiconductor digital events, PI is hosting a new tech-talk live streaming event on the topic of “Unleashing the Power of Photonics”, with speakers from EPIC, CITC, MPI Corporation, Transcelestial, and PI.