Smart Glasses Recognize Images without Any Sensors

Tiny bubbles and impurities embedded within the glass could bend light in specific ways to differentiate among different images

A Compact Full-Stokes Polarization Camera

Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security and atmospheric chemistry

Optical Single-Electron Detector

A molecule is sensitive enough to optically detect an electron at a distance of hundreds of nanometers

A Structured Laser Beam

New approach at CERN to produce beams that are almost non-diffractive

Strong Interactions Between Light and Sound

Strong-coupling regime between light and high-frequency acoustic vibrations demonstrated

Hiding Images with a Plasmonic Sandwich

New technology for anti-counterfeiting security, infrared tagging or infrared camouflages

Giant Modulation of Visible Light

Nanoantennas made of achiral gold half-rings produce scattering modulation

Nanolasers Light up Immune Cells

The new lasers in the form of tiny disks are much smaller than the nucleus of most cells

Metasurface Corrects Chromatic Aberrations

A single-layer surface of nanostructures can be incorporated into commercial optical systems

Ultrathin Silver Films for Solar Cells

A first step towards the production of novel electrodes for highly efficient solar cells and LEDs.