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Tabletop femtosecond laser system takes movies of acetylene as it isomerizes

07/21/2014 François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has taken a high-resolution molecular movie of a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly...
Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

07/20/2014 A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a...
Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

07/18/2014 A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lighting.
Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

07/18/2014 Researchers in the Caltech laboratory of Kerry Vahala, a Caltech professor, have developed a method to stabilize microwave signals in the gigahertz range using a pair of laser beams as the reference, in lieu of a crystal.

Carnegie Mellon technique reconstructs 3D motion from hundreds of video feeds

07/17/2014

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction.

Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency

Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency

07/17/2014

Jinsang Kim, a professor of materials science and engineering at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and his team have developed bright, metal-free phosphorescent OLEDs.

Nanopixels promise high-resolution, thin, flexible displays

07/16/2014

A team led by Oxford University scientists has made a new discovery that could make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across, resulting in very thin, flexible, and high-resolution displays.

Nominations open for EPIC Phoenix Award (Entrepreneurship in Photonics)

07/14/2014

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) Phoenix Award is presented annually to a European company that exemplifies the challenges and merits of photonics entrepreneurship.

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