Video: September 15, 2023 Photonics Hot List

Sept. 15, 2023
In this episode, we cover laser communications set for a deep space mission, a platform to boost energy conversion efficacy, and an array to make 3D quantum ghost imaging viable.

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.

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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