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Two-photon imaging enables deeper understanding of neuron function

09/02/2014

Ultrashort laser pulses let glass take on metallic properties

08/28/2014

Confirmed by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology, quartz glass can take on metallic properties for tiny fractions of a second when illuminated by an ultrafast laser pulse.

Thinnest-possible hererostructures created for next generation of LEDs, laser diodes

Thinnest-possible heterostructures created for next generation of LEDs, laser diodes

08/27/2014 Scientists from the University of Washington (UW; Seattle, WA), the University of Warwick (Coventry, England), and the University of Hong Kong have created what they say is the thinnest-possible semiconductor heterostructure, a...
Micro-optical/plasmonic resonator paves the way for power-on-a-chip applications

Micro-optical/plasmonic resonator paves the way for power-on-a-chip applications

08/26/2014 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL) and Iowa State University (Ames, IA) have created a new optical-amplifier design that operates in t...

Glucose meter incorporates photonic crystal to help provide continuous monitoring

08/26/2014

University of Illinois researchers have developed a continuous glucose-monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, with super-presise wavelength shift.

CMOS-compatible aluminum pairs with silicon for on-chip color detection

CMOS-compatible aluminum pairs with silicon for on-chip color detection

08/25/2014

Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP; Houston, TX) have created a CMOS-compatible color photodetector that selectively responds to red, green, and blue (RGB) light.

Vision-correcting display lets users see clearly without eyeglasses

08/25/2014

UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists are developing computer algorithms that enable users to see text and images on displays clearly without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Laser optical tweezers show how malaria parasites invade red blood cells

08/21/2014 In hopes of more effective vaccine or drug development that will block malaria parasites' invasion of red blood cells, a team of researchers used laser optical tweezers to study interactions between the disease-causing parasite...

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