Photonics Hot List: April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024
In this episode: waterproof PV cells could be the future of wearables, an imaging setup distinguishes lipid subtypes, and a research team boosts photon upconversion efficiency.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Organic photovoltaics are on track to revolutionize wearable electronics. They’re already super stretchy and lightweight, and now, with a little water, an international team of researchers is working to make them even more versatile.

Exact details about the roles lipids and their subtypes play in human health, aging, and disease have long been a bit of a mystery. But a new imaging platform is helping scientists in California crack the code.

A novel approach to significantly improve the efficiency of photon upconversion—supercritical coupling—is showing great potential in the advancement of high-resolution imaging, photonic devices, and quantum technologies. 

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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