Infrared Frequency Comb Measures Biological Signatures

New approach unites a compact source of phase-stable, single-cycle, mid-infrared pulses with room temperature electric field

Optical Fiber Probes Molecular Bonds

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

A New Sensor for Light, Heat and Touch

Thermodiffusion assisted pyroelectrics for rapid and stable heat and radiation sensing

Lasers Aim to Replace Scalpels

Instead of using dyes, the new biopsy technique uses pulses of laser light to image a sample

Color Vision Found in Fish that Live in Near Darkness

Unknown proliferation of rod opsin genes for a visual system that allows for color vision in the dark

Surface-Based Sensor Detects Single Molecules

Microtoroid resonators for an increased interaction between light and the molecule to be detected

Quantum Sensor for Photons

New kind of sensor measures light particles non-destructively

3D Optical Biopsies within Reach

Optical fiber bundles commonly used in microendoscopy are inherently sensitive to depth information

3D Printing of Glass

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

Multi-Photon Microscopy for Endoscopes

A multi-photon laser penetrates deep into cells and provides high-resolution three-dimensional images of living tissue