Using Magnets for New Lenses

Novel process to fabricate polymeric lenses using magnetic liquid molds

Smallest Pixels Ever Created for Color-Changing Buildings

Nanopixels are compatible with roll-to-roll fabrication on flexible plastic films

Peering into Plasma Mirrors

Refined generation of high-intensity attosecond light pulses on solid surfaces

3D Printing of Glass

3D-printing of chalcogenide glass could enable low-cost manufacturing of complex optical components

Array with 50,000 Photonic Switches

Largest, fastest array of microscopic “traffic cops” to speed up optical communications

Shape-Shifting Mirrors

Researchers develop a glue-free mirror that can be used in vacuum chambers

Smart Light for the Masses

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

Printed Nanolasers from Perovskites

Direct writing of fully integrated coherent light sources for advanced photonic and optoelectronic circuitry

Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales

New Technique for Optical Tweezers

Optical trapping platform uses hydrodynamic forces to exert nanoscale-precision control over aqueous particles