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Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

August 22, 2019

Technique could allow cells to be extracted in real time, help prevent cancer from spreading. Researchers at UCLA…
UTA working to develop longwave infrared photonic device technology

June 26, 2019

A research team from The University of Texas at Arlington is working with the Army Research Laboratory to…
Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light

June 5, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a novel “photonic” chip that uses light instead of electricity — and consumes relatively…
Unlocking the Secrets of Metal-Insulator Transitions

November 9, 2018

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at NSLS-II’s CSX beamline used to understand electrical conductivity transitions in magnetite By using…
Researchers invented light-emitting nanoantennas based on halide perovskites

February 13, 2018

Young scientists from ITMO University developed new effective nanoscale light sources based on halide perovskite. The considered nanosources…
Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices

November 9, 2017

Light-based devices could be used as biomedical sensors or as flexible connectors for electronics. Researchers at MIT and…
Engineers created a new flexible phototransistor with impressive properties

November 2, 2015

Phototransistors are rather important part of modern electronics. They are used in such commonly used products as compact…
NIST Method for Spotting Quantum Dots Could Help Make High-Performance Nanophotonic Devices

August 11, 2015

Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you’re going…
Tomorrow’s touchscreens work under water as well

April 8, 2015

“Can’t you come up with a technology for my touch-operated cooker? It doesn’t work when my hands are…
World’s First Photonic Pressure Sensor Outshines Traditional Mercury Standard

October 31, 2014

For almost 400 years, mercury gauges have prevailed as the most accurate way to measure pressure. Now, within…
‘Photon glue’ enables a new quantum mechanical state

March 6, 2014

Like a spring connecting two swings, light can act as photon glue that binds together the quantum mechanical…
A step closer to a photonic future

February 20, 2014

The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that…
Ultra–sensitive photonic temperature sensor for highly precise temperature measurement

January 3, 2014

Nowadays temperature measurement plays important role in medicine, manufacturing processes, environmental control and other applications. The need for more…
50 Meters of Optical Fiber Shrunk to the Size of Microchips

November 28, 2013

Long coils of optical waveguides any structure that can guide light, like conventional optical fiber can be used…
Tiny laser gives big boost to high speed data transmission

November 6, 2013

High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of…
Tiny Sensors Put the Squeeze on Light

October 24, 2013

Microelectromechanical systems, known as MEMS, are ubiquitous in modern military systems such as gyroscopes for navigation, tiny microphones…
Complete scheme to “teleport” quantum information by photons

September 3, 2013

The principles of quantum mechanics allow us to realize ultra-high-capacity communication and ultra-high-speed quantum computation beyond the limits…
Grating manufacture at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin scores breakthrough – Sawtooth gratings for photon sources are once again available

July 30, 2013

The Technology Center for Optical Precision Gratings at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has scored a breakthrough in the…
Shining a light on … light

July 23, 2013

Dinesh Basker applied to graduate schools around the world. He was accepted to three, but you might say…
New phenomenon could lead to novel types of lasers and sensors

July 11, 2013

There are several ways to “trap” a beam of light — usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or…
New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know

June 27, 2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from…
Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics

June 7, 2013

New ultrathin, planar, lightweight, and broadband polarimetric photonic devices and optics could result from recent research by a…
Researchers at IceCube detect record energy neutrinos

April 29, 2013

Researchers at the Antarctic research station IceCube are reporting that they’ve detected the highest ever energy neutrinos ever…
Two-photon microscopy: New research may help drastically reduce cost of powerful microscope technique

April 22, 2013

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer…
New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away

April 5, 2013

A standard camera takes flat, 2-D pictures. To get 3-D information, such as the distance to a far-away…
Engineers Enable ‘Bulk’ Silicon to Emit Visible Light for the First Time

April 2, 2013

Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons…
Another step toward quantum computers: Using photons for memory

March 29, 2013

Scientists at Yale University have found a new way to manipulate microwave signals that could aid the long-term…
Engineers enable ‘bulk’ silicon to emit visible light for the first time

March 28, 2013

Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing, where photons…
Nanowire solar cells raise efficiency limit

March 25, 2013

Scientists from the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institut, Denmark and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,…
Quantum teleportation performed with light from a quantum dot embedded in an LED

March 18, 2013

( —In a new study, physicists have teleported photonic qubits made of pairs of entangled photons that are…
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