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Optical tweezers help understand important cell biology component

03/05/2015 The mechanical basis of mitosis (cell division) is an important component in cell biology, but has only been understood in fragments so f...
Mixing phonons with photons in nanophotonic waveguides aids signal processing for sensing and computing

Mixing phonons with photons in nanophotonic waveguides aids signal processing for computing


Demoed radio-frequency photonic device is high power, wavelength insensitive, frequency selective, and narrow linewidth.

Three-color laser-based optogenetic system for testing fruit-fly behavior

Optogenetics: Lasers control fruit flies for behavioral studies

03/04/2015 In optogenetics, neuron cells are manipulated in vivo by light to help in understanding the way the brain and nervous system work.

Business Forum: For China, investing in photonics R&D is a very high priority

03/04/2015 I talked to Professor Qihuang Gong from Peking University after he gave an informative presentation at the 27th annual Lasers & Photo...
Cornell CMOS-compatible mid-IR optical frequency comb fits on 1 mm chip

Cornell CMOS-compatible mid-IR optical frequency comb fits on 1 mm chip


The comb could lead to highly sensitive handheld gas sensors for uses ranging from atmospheric research to disaster recovery.

Research improves chromophore viability for silicon-organic integrated devices

03/04/2015 Organic electro-optic materials can be easily processed onto any device platform including silicon ring resonators, silicon slot modulato...

Ponderomotive spectroscopy improves molecular and atomic studies

03/04/2015 University of Michigan physicists have demonstrated "ponderomotive spectroscopy"--a new tool that allows them to study and cont...

He-Ne lasers meet metrology challenges at PTB


LASOS developed custom He-Ne lasers for Germany’s National Metrology Institute, PTB.


X-ray laser reveals details of Mimivirus in 3D

03/03/2015 Researchers have produced a 3D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique x-ray laser.

New DNA untangling method is lower-cost for microscopy observation

03/02/2015 Seeking an efficient way to untangle DNA for studying its structure using microscopy, researchers have developed a method that involves i...

New conductive oxide improves solar-cell infrared collection efficiency


University of Luxembourg and TDK scientists have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy from the sun.

Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub have discovered a mechanism for synaptic cloaking in the brain's neocortex

Optogenetics finds what regulates synaptic activity in the neocortex

02/27/2015 Using optogenetics, a team of scientists has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping the connect...

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