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Ultrafast quantum-dot emitter could be new communications/computing device

07/28/2015

Duke researchers developed an ultrafast light-emitting plasmonic device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second.

Microlasers allow unprecedented cell tracking ability, with big implications for biomedicine

07/28/2015

In a biomedicine breakthrough, researchers tracked a number of white blood cells by feeding them microlasers.

Nanoscale optical emitter and absorber appears to be 10,000 times its actual size

07/27/2015

All-dielectric nanoresonators could be useful as augmenters for photodetectors or as passive IR coolers.

New nanowires from Harvard absorb specific wavelengths of light

07/24/2015

Harvard University scientists developed a new class of nanowires with applications in consumer electronics and solar panels.

More details disclosed on integrated photonics institute

07/24/2015

New York will provide an additional $250 million to the IP-IMI and it will be headquartered near Rochester. 

Tweaked enzyme that produces light could improve medical diagnostics

07/24/2015 Chemically tweaking the enzyme responsible for the light of fireflies could lead to a low-cost detection system for medical diagnostics.
The burgeoning usefulness of optical angular momentum

The burgeoning usefulness of optical angular momentum

07/23/2015

The Third International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum (ICOAM) covers both theory and applications.

X-ray laser maps key signaling protein, with potential for better drug development

07/23/2015 An x-ray laser experiment has revealed details of the human body's cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal response.

New York-led consortium wins integrated photonics institute award

07/23/2015 A consortium led by SUNY has been awarded a $110 million matching grant by the DOD to establish an Integrated Photonics Institute for Man...
First dry age-related macular-degeneration (AMD) patient receives the Argus II retinal implant

First dry age-related macular-degeneration (AMD) patient receives the Argus II retinal implant

07/22/2015

The implant allows 80-year-old patient to see the outlines of people again.

Implantable polymer fiber emits fluorescence to reveal how cells grow

07/22/2015 Fiber from a semiconducting polymer can emit fluorescence, which makes it possible to follow the growth of cells inside living tissue.

Optogenetics studies the fly olfactory system to understand neural circuits

07/21/2015

Optogenetics can explore how complex behaviors, such as chemotaxis, are controlled by the activity of neural circuits.

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