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A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

09/17/2014 A multinational team of researchers has discovered that two layers of graphene, one rotated at a specific angle relative to the other, can be used as a material that, when irradiated by laser light at the proper wavelength, exh...

OSA announces winners of Enabled by Optics contest

09/17/2014

JDSU has won the second Enabled by Optics contest run by The Optical Society (OSA).

Element Six selected for EU project to develop ultrafast pulse disk laser

09/16/2014

Element Six was selected by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development to help develop a new ultrafast pulse disk laser.

Devices made of 'correlated oxide' could provide a new path for photodetection

Devices made of 'correlated oxide' could provide a new path for photodetection

09/16/2014 Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, researchers at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling...
UCSB scientists in DARPA program fabricate quantum-dot lasers directly on silicon

UCSB scientists in DARPA program fabricate quantum-dot lasers directly on silicon

09/16/2014 Scientists in the Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program run by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA; Washington, DC) have deposited successive layers of indium arsenide material dire...

Lockheed Martin opens Optical Payload Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley

09/15/2014

The Optical Payload Center of Excellence in the heart of Silicon Valley will help Lockheed Martin advance optical systems that power innovations used in satellites, lasers, telescopes, and targeting systems.

Exfoliated single-crystalline GaN films grown on graphene lead to new types of LEDs

09/15/2014 Researchers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) have figured out how to use graphene as a template to repeatedly grow and exfoliate entire single-crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) films; the process e...

Optical method can detect proteins by their scattered light

09/15/2014 A team of researchers has developed an optical method that enables direct detection of the scattered light of individual proteins via their shadows to not only make biomedical diagnoses more sensitive, but also provide new insi...

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