Photonics Hot List: January 26, 2024

Jan. 26, 2024
In this episode, we cover light-emitting thread that pairs fashion and functionality, stretchable solar cells that boost natural energy potential, and an ultrafast laser method that pushes next-gen electronics.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

From fashion statements to health monitoring, a novel electroluminescent thread prototype by Purdue University researchers could change textiles and wearable technologies as we know them with seamless integration into everyday life.

A team from KAIST in South Korea has created stretchable organic solar cells they say are the highest performing of any organic solar cell worldwide. Able to achieve high electrical performance and boosted elasticity, the development could revolutionize wearable devices.

An all-optical ultrafast laser-based approach used by researchers at the University of Kansas to exploring electrons and their behavior are laying the groundwork for significantly faster, more powerful, and more energy-efficient electronic devices.

Be sure to visit Laser Focus World at this year’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco! Find us at booth 8658 during BiOS and booth 3658 during Photonics West.

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.