Ultrafast Camera Takes 70 Trillion Frames per Second

Device is fast enough to see waves of light traveling and the fluorescent decay of molecules

Optical Cavities for Quantum Networks

New nano­photonic cavity is about 10 microns in length with periodic nano-patter­ning

Snapshot Photoacoustic Topography

Photoacoustic topography through an ergodic relay for low-cost high-throughput snapshot wide-field imaging

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