Bionic Camera Senses Colors and Polarization

The bio-inspired imager captures co-registered color and polarization information in real time with high resolution

Plasmons for Nanoscale Lasers

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

Optical Fiber Senses Human Motion

The dye-doped polydimethylsiloxane optical fiber detects tensile strains by absorption of light

Smallest Optical Particle Accelerator

Electron energy gain reaches an extremely high value of 2.2 giga-electron-volts per metre

A Zero-Index Waveguide

Silicon waveguides support phase-free propagation in the telecom regime

Atomic Clock With a 3D Optical Lattice

The 3D quantum gas clock achieved a precision of 3.5 parts error in 10 quintillion in about 2 hours

DNA as Photonic Materials

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

Holographic Images of Aerosols

Digital holography detects free-flowing aerosol particles with particle size, shape, and orientation

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