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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...

Zecotek LFS scintillation crystals near approval for use at CERN Large Hadron Collider

08/21/2014

Zecotek Photonics says it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider.

Luminescent solar concentrator is transparent, colorless, doesn't block the view

Luminescent solar concentrator is transparent, colorless, doesn't block the view

08/20/2014 A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is completely transparent in the visible region, allowing windows be used to collect solar energy with no change in appearan...
Laser 'lightning-rod' setup improved by addition of nanosecond laser

Laser 'lightning-rod' setup improved by addition of nanosecond laser

08/19/2014 Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) and the University of Central Florida (UCF; Orlando, FL) created a dual-femtosecond-laser-beam setup that channels plasma filaments and could divert l...

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