In this episode of Photonics Hot List...
Laser communications technology will soon make its way into space—far beyond the reaches of our Earth/Moon system. To be placed onboard NASA’s Psyche spacecraft on its trip to a distant metal asteroid, the technology is poised to revolutionize deep space exploration.
A multimodal platform developed by a team at Cornell University can image, track, and quantitate multiple proteins in a cell at the single-cell level. This work could someday lead to the creation of more advanced solar energy-based conversion systems.
Armed with inspiration from imaging methods such as LiDAR, researchers in Germany can now facilitate 3D quantum ghost imaging using single-photon avalanche diode arrays. This primes the technique for applications in medicine, security, defense, and more.