Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames per Second

Picosecond imaging technology used to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells

Fiber Optic Network Monitors Earthquake Aftershocks

Proof-of-viability study provides clearer look at evolution of seismic sequence

Lasers Aim to Replace Scalpels

Instead of using dyes, the new biopsy technique uses pulses of laser light to image a sample

Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales

The World’s Smallest Optical Gyroscope

Prototype is 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device

Folding Optical Devices

New platform uses multiple metasurface elements that are fabricated in a single step

DARKNESS – “The Most Advanced Camera in the World”

10,000-pixel camera commissioned by UCSB physicists and Caltech astronomers to look for alien planets

Retroreflection of Nanostructures

New surfaces covered by a metamaterial consisting of millions of silicon pillars

Sharp Images Without Lenses

An ultra-thin optical phased array manipulates incoming light to capture an image

Lower Limit für Medical Imaging

Counterintuitive result proves that you need far less light to go deeply into tissue