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

Heading Towards a Tsunami of Light

Ultra-intense light pulses consist of the motion of a single wave to study interactions between matter and light

Light Scatters Light

The ATLAS Collaboration reports the observation of light-by-light scattering with a significance beyond 8 standard deviations

Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales

Repulsive Photons

Manipulating photons inside a semiconductor material to make them repel each other