Artificial iris responds to light like the human eye

An artificial iris manufactured from intelligent, light-controlled polymer material can react to incoming... Read More

Learning with light: New system allows optical “deep learning”

Neural networks could be implemented more quickly using new photonic technology. “Deep learning”... Read More

UCLA-led team develops technique to control laser polarization

The approach operates purely electronically, without any moving parts A research team led by UCLA electrical... Read More

A stream of superfluid light

Scientists have known for centuries that light is composed of waves. The fact that light can also behave... Read More

Quantum nanoscope: Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene

Researchers have studied how light can be used to “see” the quantum nature of an electronic... Read More

“Scrambled light” wavemeter breakthrough

A breakthrough innovation in the measurement of lasers can measure changes one millionth of the size... Read More

Ames Laboratory scientists are able to “see” light-to-energy transfer in new solar cell materials

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less... Read More

Light-matter interaction detected in single layer of atoms

University of Central Florida researchers have developed a new and better way of detecting interactions... Read More

Bacteria with multicolor vision

Red, green, and blue light can be used to control gene expression in engineered E. coli. MIT researchers... Read More

New way to control light with
electric fields

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with... Read More

Let there be light

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are layered semiconductors that can be exfoliated into layers... Read More

Shapeshifting materials: Using light to rearrange macroscopic structures

OIST researchers create self-assembling molecules which can be broken down by ultraviolet light to recombine... Read More

Light Exposure in the Evening Improves Performance in the Final Spurt

Athletes often have to compete late in the evening, when they are no longer able to perform at their... Read More

Biggest X-ray laser in the world generates its first laser light

With its first lasing, the European XFEL reaches the last big milestone before the official opening In... Read More

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of
light-matter interaction

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis,... Read More