A Perfect Gain Medium for Lasers

Weyl semimetals could suppress Auger recombinations for new types of long-wavelength lasers

Sculpting Super-Fast Light Pulses

A metasurface with nanopillars shapes light precisely for practical applications

New Form of a Laser for Sound

New approach for a phonon laser could lead to breakthroughs in sensing and information processing

A Microlaser Emitting Helical Light

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

On-Chip Tunable Frequency Comb

New integrated electro-optic comb generator in a thin-film lithium niobate photonic platform

Smart Light for the Masses

Improved high-volume production method for laser optics made from glass

Laser Beam Sneaks Through Opaque Media

A pre-treated laser beam enters opaque surfaces without dispersing

Laser Cavity-Soliton Microcombs

New technology brings a clock that could replace GPS and Galileo one step closer

Anti-Laser as Perfect Absorber

Complicated structures in two or three dimensions can perfectly absorb a specially tailored wave

A Time-Reversed Laser

A metamaterial designed to absorb all light of a specific color demands the waves be synchronized as well