Video: July 7, 2023 Photonics Hot List

July 7, 2023
In this episode, we cover deep-UV light that threatens the COVID-causing virus, digital holography to see past bad road conditions, and a single photon to initiate photosynthesis.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Ultraviolet technology has been used throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to disinfect surfaces and the air. Now, a deep-ultraviolet solid-state light source is taking this even further, as researchers move to eradicate the coronavirus and its variants.

Efforts to make sensing and detecting capabilities in autonomous vehicles as perceptive as possible are ongoing. Digital holography has emerged as a way to help—specifically, a new holographic imaging setup that has already improved visibility through driving conditions including fog.

Delving into some of the unknowns relating to photosynthesis, particularly at the molecular level, scientists have found some answers in single-photon detection and a technique they’re calling quantum light spectroscopy.

About the Author

Justine Murphy | Senior Editor

Justine Murphy is a multiple award-winning writer and editor with more 20 years of experience in newspaper publishing as well as public relations, marketing, and communications. For nearly 10 years, she has covered all facets of the optics and photonics industry as an editor, writer, web news anchor, and podcast host for an internationally reaching magazine publishing company. Her work has earned accolades from the New England Press Association as well as the SIIA/Jesse H. Neal Awards. She received a B.A. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.