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Ultrashort laser pulses let glass take on metallic properties


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 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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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...

LSST construction is funded; telescope contains unique primary/tertiary combo mirror developed at UA


The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, an observatory capable of scanning large swaths of night sky very quickly.

Microspectroscopy setup can track singlet oxygen in individual cells


A team of researchers has developed an experimental setup that enables direct microspectroscopic monitoring of singlet oxygen using a 2D-array indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) camera with near-infrared (NIR) sensitivity.

NRL KrF Nike laser achieves Guinness World Record for enabling highest projectile velocity


The Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 km/s.

Meadowlark acquires Commercial Products Business Unit of Boulder Nonlinear Systems


Liquid-crystal solutions and polarization optics manufacturer Meadowlark Optics acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems.

Laser-cooling an AFM probe boosts its sensitivity by 20 times

08/15/2014 Researchers in the Quantum Optics Group of the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) are laser-cooling the probes of atomic-force microscopes (AFMs) to boost their sens...

Raytheon awarded $11M for Humvee-mounted directed-energy laser weapons


Raytheon will develop a vehicle-based laser device capable of defeating low-flying threats such as enemy drones.

Optical fibers infused with hydrogen transmit UV light without solarization damage

08/14/2014 To create optical fibers that transmit stable, high-power UV laser light for hundreds of hours, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) are treating the fibers with hydrogen to prev...

Logos and LLE to build high-energy laser for shock-compression research

08/13/2014 Logos Technologies, in partnership with the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, received an award to design, build, and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at Argonne National Laboratory for materia...

Phasefocus Lens Profiler improves soft contact lens development


The Brien Holden Vision Institute is applying the Phasefocus high-precision Lens Profiler to assist in the development of new contact lenses.

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