Self-Torque – A New Property of Light

Generation of optical vortices in the EUV by adjusting the temporal separation of two infrared vortex beams

Light Dynamically Twists an Electron’s Wave Function

Ultrafast vortex electron beams can be used to encode and manipulate quantum information

New Lenses for Sharper Diffraction Images

A new and improved focusing system for electron diffraction measurements

A Microlaser Emitting Helical Light

A microlaser based on a novel design allows emitting light in chiral modes, thus producing corkscrews of light

Shape-Shifting Mirrors

Researchers develop a glue-free mirror that can be used in vacuum chambers

The Taming of the Light Screw

Scientists create high-order harmonics from solids with controlled polarization states

Iridescent Color from Clear Droplets

Changing the size and shape of the droplets changes the colors they produce

Bending Light Around Tight Corners

A new photonic crystal waveguide paves the way to build futuristic light-based computers

Synchrotron Radiation in a Crystal

A new device accommodates speed along circular paths producing terahertz radiation

Optical Centrifuges for Superrotors

Novel corkscrew-laser technique can send molecules spinning rapidly about a selected axis