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Nonmetallic quantum dots are nontoxic alternative to metallic cousins

April 10, 2024
Nonmetallic quantum dots, synthesized from Earth-abundant carbon and sulfur sources, are cost-effective, versatile, biocompatible, and environmentally friendly.

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QinetiQ’s Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl simulates high-energy laser threats

April 9, 2024
In this Q&A, Owen Price, project manager of target systems for QinetiQ, chats with Laser Focus World about its Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl variants to measure high-energy laser...
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Laboratory for Laser Energetics targets inertial confinement fusion

April 8, 2024
The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is targeting laser-driven inertial confinement fusion, as part of National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile...
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Pioneering advances in semiconductor design for sensing light beyond the visible

April 3, 2024
The potential of thin-film-based image sensors unlocked with the integration of a pinned-photodiode structure.

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Photonics Hot List: April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024
In this episode: a thermal camera enhances fitness monitoring, a Raman spectroscopy setup broadens apps, and nonmetallic quantum dots are an ecofriendly alternative.
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Photonics Hot List: April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024
In this episode: waterproof PV cells could be the future of wearables, an imaging setup distinguishes lipid subtypes, and a research team boosts photon upconversion efficiency...
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Photonics Hot List: March 29, 2024

March 29, 2024
In this episode: a novel approach may advance next-gen electronics, a microscopy setup boosts biological discoveries, and a theoretical model promotes flying qubits.

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