New Ways to Twist and Shift Light

Optical ring resonators show the interplay of two types of spontaneous symmetry breaking

Programming Light on a Chip

New approach for photonic quantum information processing and optical signal processing

Controlling Neurons with Light

Implantable optoelectronic device without batterie for turning off pain receptors

Polarization Switching for Excitonic Circuits

New method to control exciton flows at room temperature for energy-efficient devices

Twisting Light for Data Transmission

Tiny gears on computer chips generate a vortex of light that could boost optical computing

Waveguides Widen Light Beams

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

Inkjet Printers Produce Cheap Waveguides

A micro-waveguide core is printed with titanium dioxide nanoparticles for a high refractive index

Microwaves for the Last Mile

New light modulator is completely independent of external power supplies

Bending Light Around Tight Corners

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

Terahertz Pulses Amplify Optical Phonons

Analogies between phonons and photons pave the way for phononic devices