Brief Reflections from a Plasma Mirror

Plasmas consisting of relativistic electrons are used to generate highly intense attosecond laser pulses

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

Waveguides Widen Light Beams

A highly efficient converter enlarges the diameter of a light beam by 400 times

Metasurface Corrects Chromatic Aberrations

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

Bending Light Around Tight Corners

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

Optical Lenses out of 2D Materials

Ultrathin dielectric metalenses made of van der Waals materials

Coupling Photons to Rydberg Atoms

Photon-based quantum logic gates for future quantum computers

Protected Biphoton States

A topological design could provide the robustness required for quantum optical circuitry

The World’s Smallest Optical Gyroscope

Prototype is 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device