A Hybrid Consisting of Light and Matter

Stacked two-dimensional materials open up new possibilities in the world of nanophotonics

Organic Laser Diodes Move from Dream to Reality

Thorough characterization demonstrates lasing by direct electrical stimulation of an organic film is possible

High-Quality Single Photons for Quantum Computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons at room temperature

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

A Perfect Gain Medium for Lasers

Weyl semimetals could suppress Auger recombinations for new types of long-wavelength lasers

Quantum Sensor for Photons

New kind of sensor measures light particles non-destructively

Sculpting Super-Fast Light Pulses

A metasurface with nanopillars shapes light precisely for practical applications

3D Optical Biopsies within Reach

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

Peering into Plasma Mirrors

Refined generation of high-intensity attosecond light pulses on solid surfaces