The thin and cost-effective lens is 3D printed and has the capacity to put live cells under the microscope, which would significantly improve diagnostics. Credit: © 2020 KAUST; Andrea Bertoncini Custom-fabricated lenses make it easy to attach high-tech microscopes directly to cell incubators. An optical device that resembles a miniaturized […]

A research team led by the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo finds that hybrid surface waves called surface phonon-polaritons can conduct heat away from nanoscale material structures. Credit: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo The continuing progress in miniaturization of silicon microelectronic and photonic devices […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have developed a new approach that uses a single laser cavity to create two high-power optical frequency combs emitting high-power femtosecond pulses. The new development paves the way for portable dual-comb light sources for applications such as spectroscopy and precision distance measurement. Optical frequency combs […]

Artistic impression of single-shot UV-CUP which made the front cover of the 10th issue of the journal Laser & Photonics Reviews. Credit: Jinyang Liang: Single-Shot Ultraviolet Compressed Ultrafast Photography. Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2020, volume 14, Cover of Issue 10. Copyright Wiley-VCH GmbH. Reproduced with permission. Researchers Design the World’s […]

A composite image of the enzyme lactase showing how cryo-EM’s resolution has improved dramatically in recent years. Older images to the left, more recent to the right. Credit: Veronica Falconieri/National Cancer Institute Scientists develop a technique that improves the resolution of cryo-electron microscopy. We’ve all seen that moment in a […]

Credit: Ant Rozetsky ITMO University scientists have conducted several experiments to investigate polymeric quasicrystals that ultimately confirmed their initial theory. In the future, the use of quasicrystals may open up new possibilities for laser and sensor design. This paper was published in Advanced Optical Materials. Crystals are solids with a periodic […]

3D artistic illustration of the wide-field-of-view metalens capturing a 180° panorama of MIT’s Killian Court and producing a high-resolution monochromatic flat image.” Credit: Image: Mikhail Shalaginov, Tian Gu, Christine Daniloff, Felice Hankel, Juejun Hu The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images. To capture panoramic views in a single […]

ORNL researchers developed a quantum, or squeezed, light approach for atomic force microscopy that enables measurement of signals otherwise buried by noise. Credit: Raphael Pooser, ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used quantum optics to advance state-of-the-art microscopy and illuminate a […]