Getting a Grip on Near-Field Light

New approach for particle manipulation, high resolution microscopy and communications

First Photo of Individual Atoms Floating

New method to study the interaction of light and matter extremely precisely

Looking Deeper into the Ocean

Lidar systems can probe the ocean up to three times deeper than satellite remote sensing techniques

Tailored Light Inspired by Nature

Light fields using caustics do not change during propagation

Metalenses with Integrated Liquid Crystals

New combination achieves achromatic and chromatic focusing with a single metalens

Vortex Beams Meet Scattering Media

A comprehensive analysis offers insights into the behavior of light carrying orbital angular momentum

Spider Silk for Lenses

The silk fiber is directly extracted from the cellar spider and used to form the dome lens by its liquid-collecting ability

Laser Takes Pictures of Electrons in Crystals

Picoscope: a new type of a light microscope with a resolution of a few tens of picometers

Metasurfaces for Ultrathin Camera Lenses

A new device can focus light just like a normal camera lens, but it is thousands of times thinner and can be flexible

A New Quantum-Inspired Optical Sensor

A step closer to affordable linear optics-based sensors with high performance characteristics