Extreme Mirror Casting

First of ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope main mirror segments successfully cast at Schott

New Laser Attenuator with Optical Multilayer Filter

Result of Eurostars–Optitune program between Edinburgh Biosciences and Delta Optical Thin Film

Smallest Optical Particle Accelerator

Electron energy gain reaches an extremely high value of 2.2 giga-electron-volts per metre

The World-Record 53.3 Tb/s Optical Switching Capacity

NICT paves the way for next generation, highly efficient and green data-center networks

Microlenses From Spray Cans

Optic switch elements can be constructed from droplets of cyanine dye

New Ultra-Compact Light Modulator

A phase modulator based on graphene for tuning the light phase between 0 and 2π in situ

Artificial Iris Reacts Like the Human Eye

New photonic device for micro-robots is based on a light-actuated liquid crystal elastomer

Mirror, Mirror on the Truck …

… who is the largest convex one of all? The ESO E-ELT’s 4-meter M2 mirror!

First Flat Lens for Immersion Microscope

Metalenses can be tailored for any immersion liquid

A Perfect Large-Scale Hyperlens

Metamaterial with a hyperbolic dispersion makes far-field sub-diffraction imaging in real time possible