Video: August 18, 2023 Photonics Hot List

Aug. 18, 2023
In this episode, we cover a balloon telescope primed to boost astronomy, a now-disproven long-standing quantum photonics rule, and butterfly-inspired cooling nanofilm to transform energy.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

A prototype telescope developed by NASA can detect extremely high-energy gamma rays with an approach that combines Compton scattering and pair production. The researchers say the new technology could enhance astronomy capabilities worldwide.

In fine-tuning the polarization of photons, physicists in Belgium have discovered it’s possible to boost photon bunching. This directly contradicts a long-accepted quantum photonics rule, and could be of particular significance for the future of quantum computing.

Cooling nanofilms developed by researchers in China could revolutionize relationships between reflected light and its perceived colors, and provide better temperature control on various surfaces.

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.

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