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Ultrafast radiative heat transfer

Radiative heat transfer makes its debut from a negligible to a dominant effect in graphene.

Electronic and optical processes in nanoscale devices produce large concentration of heat, which can limit their perform…

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Nano ‘sandwich’ offers unique properties

Rice University researchers simulate two-dimensional hybrids for optoelectronics

The Rice-led study was the first to take a theoretical approach to defining the electronic and optical properties of one…

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Penn Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

Such materials could be used to make lenses, cameras and microscopes with better performance, or possibly even

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New Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion, Findings Suggest

The researchers’ breakthrough lies in the ability to overcome reciprocity, a fundamental principle governing many physic…

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Researchers use holography to improve nanophotonic circuits

The researchers have now proposed and experimentally demonstrated an optical method to control photonic crystal nanoreso…

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Gold nano-antennas reveal single molecules’ electrochemical properties

Instead of a large metal antenna for radio waves, they use a small rod to catch visible light waves. This gold nanorod—4…

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Controlling Friction Levels through On/Off Application of Laser Light

The performance of micromachines—used as moving components in small devices such as acceleration sensors and gyroscopes—…

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Researchers use laser-generated bubbles to create 3-D images in liquid

New technology creates color 3-D images that don't require special viewing devices

Researchers have developed a completely new type of display that creates 3D images by using a laser to form tiny bubbles…

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Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior

A research group from Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with French colleagues at CNRS Grenoble, has developed a uni…

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G&H ACQUIRES US INFRARED LENS MANUFACTURER

StingRay was founded in 2004 and has established itself as a market leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of world…

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Optical fibre with Einstein effect

Twisted photonic crystal fibres guide light by a mechanism similar to the bending of light rays by large celestial masses

Being able to control the optical properties of materials is useful in a wide variety of applications. The photonic crys…

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Zemax announces SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Product status with release of LensMechanix 3.0

LensMechanix 3.0 is the latest version of our SOLIDWORKS add-in for optomechanical development. This release includes ne…

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Turning nano-antennas on the right side

In-plane nano-gap antenna-arrays with giant enhancement in NanoLetters.

The novel fabrication approach drastically improves the optical performance of plasmonic nano-antennas to yield giant fl…

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New resource for optical chips

Study: Silicon can reproduce physical phenomena exploited by high-end telecommunications devices.

In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, MIT researchers present a practical way to introduce second-order nonlinearitie…

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University of Toronto physicists harness neglected properties of light

Technique could help increase resolution of microscopes and telescopes

University of Toronto researchers have demonstrated a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes beyon…

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Researchers discover method to replicate nature’s ability to reflect light to develop innovative materials

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed an innovative new technique to mimic one of nature’s greatest achievements – natural structural colour.

During this study researchers found a direct relationship between the uniformity of the internal structure and its abili…

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'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices

Plasmonic metamaterials are materials engineered at the nanoscale to control light in unusual ways. They can be used to …

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Most accurate and most stable transportable optical clock worldwide

PTB's optical strontium clock in a car trailer – for geodetic investigations, worldwide clock comparisons and also for the new SI second

For the first time, scientists have presented a transportable optical strontium lattice clock which is suitable for the …

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Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech

This technology is also expected to be applicable in sensors, data storage and liquid crystal displays

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A new technique for creation of entangled photon states developed

Physicists have elaborated a new technique for creation of entangled photon states

Members of the Faculty of Physics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University have elaborated a new technique for creation of…

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