A Nanolaser Shines in All Directions

Irregularities in the materials of the laser are responsible for the omnidirectional light emission

Terahertz Laser for Sensing and Imaging

High-power, tunable design could be used for chemical detection in outer space and medical imaging

Rogue Waves of Light

An algorithm picks out features in the spectra that could predict the emergence of a rogue wave

Brief Reflections from a Plasma Mirror

Plasmas consisting of relativistic electrons are used to generate highly intense attosecond laser pulses

Terahertz Radiation in Liquids

Fundamental insights into the terahertz wave generation process in water

First Lens for Extreme-Ultraviolet Light

A jet of atoms provides novel opportunities for the imaging of biological samples

Ultramicroscopy of Transparent Flies

Cellular microscopy makes individual nerve cells, marked with fluorescent molecules, visible

Coupling Photons to Rydberg Atoms

Photon-based quantum logic gates for future quantum computers

Narrowing the Spectrum of Diode Lasers

A useful replacement for the more complex single-frequency lasers is possible

Trapping Atoms Better with Light

For the first time scientists demonstrated a highly efficient waveguide trap