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


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


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


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

New nanowires from Harvard absorb specific wavelengths of light


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

More details disclosed on integrated photonics institute


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


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


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


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

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