Photonics Hot List: June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024
In this episode: Optics tech illuminates invisible pollution, optogenetics allows precise muscle control, and a team demos quantum tech via optical fiber.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Artists and photonics researchers have joined forces to raise awareness of air pollution—the leading environmental threat to human health. The team hopes a new imaging approach they’ve designed, which involves optical sensors and LEDs, will ultimately help tackle this worldwide problem. 

The standard approach to stimulating and controlling muscle movements in people with paralysis can be challenging. A team of researchers is working to overcome the hurdles using optogenetics and light.

The next generation of quantum internet could be in the pipeline, thanks to researchers’ work with nanophotonic quantum memory nodes and existing telecom optical fiber.

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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