Bright Laser Sparks New Behavior in Light

One electron scatters nearly 1,000 photons at a time

Antireflection with Moth Eye Structures

Glass covered with the new film showed about a ten-fold improvement in contrast ratio

New Alloy for Next Generation of Solar Cells

New material could make semiconductors for concentrator photovoltaics 30 percent cheaper

Satellite-Based Quantum Encryption Network

Optical signals from satellite show that equipment in space can be adapted for extremely secure data encryption

Quantum Effect Changes Direction of Light Waves

Quantized magneto-electric effect has been demonstrated for the first time in topological insulators

Color Changing with Polar Oxide Materials

Irradiation with a terahertz laser pulse can significantly enhance the second harmonic generation

Half Light, Half Matter

Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths

Superfluid Light

Way to future photonic superfluid-based devices where losses are completely suppressed

Light Pulses Modify Complex Trajectories

New method to characterize the complex evolution of weak electric fields

Seeing Through Skin with Visible Light

Visible light would be safer for imaging than higher-energy x-rays