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WFIRST Space Telescope Fitted for ‘Starglasses’

September 25, 2019

When a new NASA space telescope opens its eyes in the mid-2020s, it will peer at the universe…
New Multi-Material 3D Nano-Printing Technique Promises a Revolution in Optics, Photonics, and Biomedicine

July 24, 2019

A group of engineers from the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a new technique for printing multi-material…
NIF tops Physics of Plasmas ‘most cited’

July 5, 2019

Research authored by physicists in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility & Photon Science Directorate (NIF&PS) represented…
Seeing the world through a biophysicist’s lens

April 18, 2019

Biophysicist Philip Nelson kicked off Science Café lecture with an unexpected physics demonstration. The lights inside the packed room at…
Fish-inspired material changes color using nanocolumns

April 1, 2019

Inspired by the flashing colors of the neon tetra fish, researchers have developed a technique for changing the…
Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials

April 1, 2019

Program free for many federal government projects New software lets users design science-fiction-like materials with the same efficiency…
Engineers make clear droplets produce iridescent colors

March 6, 2019

Engineers at MIT and Penn State University have found that under the right conditions, ordinary clear water droplets…
Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

January 3, 2019

A crucial step has been achieved in understanding quantum optical behavior of semiconductor nanomaterials. Scientists have moved quantum…
Researchers develop method to hide images and information in plain sight

December 31, 2018

What is real is not always as it appears. UCF researchers have found a way to hide information…
Guide star leads to sharper astronomical images

December 6, 2018

The laser guide star revolutionized astronomy by revealing large swaths of the sky that had previously been unseen…
Majority Share of Fiber Optic Gyroscope Market Remains Collectively Held by Top 2 Tier 1 Players

October 30, 2018

Fact.MR’s assessment and 8-year outlook on the fiber optics gyroscope market reveals optimistic growth prospects with 1.6x growth…
Picture this: camera with no lens

August 31, 2018

In the future, your car windshield could become a giant camera sensing objects on the road. Or each…
Enter BIFROST

July 4, 2018

In Norse mythology, the Bifrost was the rainbow bridge linking the realm of the gods to Earth. At…
Scientists successfully print glass optics

March 30, 2018

For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par…
Engineered Metasurfaces Replace Adhesive Tape in Specialized Microscope

March 6, 2018

Unwinding after a long day of research in their respective labs, Mooseok Jang (PhD ’16) and Yu Horie…
Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

February 14, 2018

For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that…
Big energy savings: researchers build the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator

January 24, 2018

Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world’s smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major…
Plasma optic combines lasers into superbeam

October 17, 2017

Since its introduction in the 1977 film “Star Wars,” the Death Star has remained one of science fiction’s…
Reducing reflectivity in solar cells and optics with micro- and nanoscale structures

August 31, 2017

When it comes to solar cells, less is more — the less their surfaces reflect a sun’s rays,…
Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?

June 27, 2017

In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety…
Researchers at Caltech Develop Ultra-Thin Camera without Lenses

June 26, 2017

No matter how small today’s cameras may seem, the analog nature of lenses, which need to be of…
World‘s Thinnest Hologram could Make Screen Size Irrelevant

May 24, 2017

Colourful and highly interactive 3D holograms have been a staple of science fiction for many decades, yet researchers…
Lab scientists develop next-generation NIF optics to boost energy and limit damage

April 7, 2017

A new anti-reflective coating and a novel chemical process for laser optics, developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…
NASA Advances First-Ever Silicon-Based X-ray Optic

February 8, 2017

NASA scientist William Zhang has created and proven a technique for manufacturing lightweight, high-resolution X-ray mirrors using silicon…
New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

January 26, 2017

A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar…
NRL Develops Novel Monolayer Ferroelectric Hybrid Structures

January 6, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, have demonstrated that the intensity…
Researchers develop new amplifier that could double the capacity of fiber-optic cables

December 15, 2016

More than 3.4 billion people are connected to the Internet, placing ever-increasing demand on the telecom industry to…
Weakness is good… when controlling light

November 2, 2016

It’s a paradox that has long vexed researchers in the field of optics. To control a light source,…
Researchers create stretchy, biocompatible optical fibers

October 18, 2016

Researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from…
New principle for highly efficient optical device verified

September 14, 2016

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have demonstrated that when a topological…
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