Bridging the Terahertz Gap

Optical frequency comb offers a convenient way to generate elusive terahertz frequencies

Single Photon Reveals Entangle­ment of 16 Million Atoms

New results clarify the role of multipartite entanglement in ensemble-based quantum memories

Plasmons for Nanoscale Lasers

Visible-frequency lasing by leveraging surface plasmons propagating in an open Fabry-Perot cavity

DNA as Photonic Materials

Scientists fine-tune organic thin films to achieve the desired index of refraction

Enhancing Optical Forces

New method with a metamaterial opens possibilities within sensor technology and nanoscience

High Harmonics in Bulk Materials

Better control of one of the most important physical processes for generating high-energy photons

Ultrafast Light-Driven Current Source

Short laserpulses to control a current in graphene within just one femtosecond

2D-Material Emits Ultrafast Pulses

Fluorescent materials could be used for rapid light-based communications systems

Better Telescope Mirrors With Silver

Atomic layer deposition for new protective coatings for large silver-based telescope mirrors

Metasurface Coating Shrinks Waveguides

New pathways for future miniaturization of dielectric waveguide-based systems