First Electrically-Driven Topological Laser

Prototype has the ability to route light particles around corners

Photonic Crystals with Long-Range Interactions

A new approach to trapping light in artificial photonic materials could lead to a boost in the transfer speed of data

3D Printing of Structural Colors

World smallest colorful 3D model of the Eiffel Tower without any pigments or inks

Photonic Crystals for Coupling Quantum Circuits

An new and easy-to-produce interface between quantum emitters and nanophotonic networks

New Framework for Nanoantenna Light Absorption

To overcome the diffraction limit, the reseachers coupled photonic crystals with a plasmonic nanoantenna

Smart Skin Changes Color in the Sun

The hues of chameleon skin rely on arrays of tiny photonic crystals, too

Controlling Crystals of Light

Light inside optical on-chip microresonators can be crystallized in a form of periodic pulse trains

How Light Travels Through Plasmonic-Photonic Crystals

New material with the hybrid mode of the optical states can be used in high-polarization-sensitive sensors

Thinnest Optical Waveguide

With only three layers of atoms the new device is a proof of concept for scaling down to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices

A Light-Trapping, Color-Converting Crystal

A recipe for creating a microscopic crystal structure that can hold two wavelengths of light at once