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

Metasurfaces for Flat Lenses

Flat sheets with silicon nanoposts adjust the path of light