Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms

The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today…

Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

In their study, the researchers devise a novel optical technique to detect and optimize the generated Brillouin spectra …

Black Marking – A Unique Laser Method for Stainless Steel Marking

When a picosecond laser impacts the steel surface, it creates a high contrast black mark. While this appears superficial…

USTC First Realized the All-Photonic Quantum Repeater

These results provide a new approach to design quantum repeaters with efficient single-photon sources and photonic graph…

Robert Alfano team identifies new “Majorana Photons”

These unique photons can travel with different wavefronts. They also have a vortex where the wavefront twists and polari…



Lightyear unveils the world’s first long-range solar car

The roof and hood are comprised of five square meters of integrated solar cells in safety glass so strong that a fully-grown adult can walk on them without causing dents. In addition to solar power, Lightyear One can be charged at

Lightyear One - Mountain drive

Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea