Optical Fiber Probes Molecular Bonds

World’s first portable, optical nanoscopy tool integrates a glass optical fiber with a silver nanowire condenser

A Hybrid Consisting of Light and Matter

Stacked two-dimensional materials open up new possibilities in the world of nanophotonics

Optical Control of Chiral Superconductors

Laser-controlled novel superconductors could pave the way to future quantum computers

Nanolasers on Silicon

Tiny light-emitting nanolasers can be integrated into silicon chip design

Laser Experiment Reveals Efficiency Loss of Photocathodes

For copper oxide losses hardly occur at the interfaces with platinum, but instead in the crystal itself

Optomechanics with 1D-Photonic Crystal Cavities

A novel optomechanical device to create a microwave-to-optical quantum link

World’s First Ultrafast All-Optical Room Temperature Transistor

By making use of polaritons in semiconductor microcavities, all-optical transistor functionality was observed

Calculating Better Large-Area Metasurfaces

Metamaterials to manipulate light at tiny scales could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, and optical fibers

A Step Towards Light-Based, Brain-Like Computing Chip

A light-based hardware can store and process information in a similar way to the human brain

Molecular Multi-Step Photoswitches

Following the entire sequence of structural transformations in a new class of molecular switches for the first time