Photonics Hot List: February 2, 2024

Feb. 2, 2024
In this episode, we cover laser scarecrows that defend farms, an optics-based approach to boost high-res manufacturing, and novel perovskite nanosheets that could act as a laser medium.

The battle to preserve farms and their crops is ongoing as the most common offender—birds—continue to leave a path of destruction. A simple laser system now in development by researchers from the universities of Florida and Rhode Island could be the solution.

Time-consuming, complex, and expensive methods for high-resolution manufacturing could become a thing of the past, according to researchers from Leibniz University Hannover, thanks to their new optics-based approach to fabricating optical and optomechanical components.

A team from Pusan National University is discovering that perovskites are becoming useful for more than just solar cell applications. By enhancing signal amplification using perovskite nanosheets, these materials could be ideal for other uses, including as a laser medium.

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.