Majorana Photons Identified

Unique photons can travel with different wavefronts and allow better views through brain tissue

A Compact Full-Stokes Polarization Camera

Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security and atmospheric chemistry

Self-Torque – A New Property of Light

Generation of optical vortices in the EUV by adjusting the temporal separation of two infrared vortex beams

How to Bend Waves in the Right Way

A new method to control branched flow of waves

Light Dynamically Twists an Electron’s Wave Function

Ultrafast vortex electron beams can be used to encode and manipulate quantum information

Sculpting Super-Fast Light Pulses

A metasurface with nanopillars shapes light precisely for practical applications

New Super-Accurate Optical Atomic Clock

Progress towards an optically defined second could improve advanced communication and the search for new physics

Shortest Ultraviolet Laser Pulse Ever

Generation of few-cycle deep ultraviolet pulses via frequency upconversion of 5-fs near-infrared pulses in argon

Shape-Shifting Mirrors

Researchers develop a glue-free mirror that can be used in vacuum chambers

The Taming of the Light Screw

Scientists create high-order harmonics from solids with controlled polarization states