Photonics Hot List: February 9, 2024

Feb. 9, 2024
In this episode, we cover an LED breakthrough that may regulate sleep cycles, how teleportation could be possible via nonlinear optics, and how gigahertz burst pulses could advance laser processing.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Researchers in South Korea have developed new LEDs, each emitting different wavelengths of blue light, that are already showing strong potential for both promoting daytime energy and improving sleep quality.

Teleportation is now another step closer to reality, thanks to work by researchers in South Africa and Spain. By replacing linear optics with nonlinear optics, the team has demonstrated the quantum transport of light patterns.

A unique optical approach designed by a team in Japan now allows the production of gigahertz burst pulses at intervals from tens of picoseconds to nanoseconds, while at the same time custom tailoring their spatial profiles.

About the Author

Justine Murphy | Multimedia Director, Laser & Military

Justine Murphy is the multimedia director for the Laser & Military Group at Endeavor Business Media. In addition to Laser Focus World, the group includes Military & Aerospace Electronics and Vision Systems Design. She 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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