Nanodevice Amplifies Tiny Signals

An electrically tunable plasmomechanical system mediates optical, thermal, and mechanical interactions

Mobile Dual-Comb Detects Methane Leaks

New spectrometer enables an observing system for continuous detection of trace-gas sources

Concept for a Directional Color Filter

Nanoscale devices divide incident white light into its component colors based on the direction of illumination

Plasmons for Nanoscale Lasers

Visible-frequency lasing by leveraging surface plasmons propagating in an open Fabry-Perot cavity

Atomic Clock With a 3D Optical Lattice

The 3D quantum gas clock achieved a precision of 3.5 parts error in 10 quintillion in about 2 hours

Sensing Atoms Caught in Ripples of Light

Light waves propagating down a fiber both capture and probe the atoms

The Sharpest Laser in the World

Two ultrastable lasers are each stabilized by independent silicon Fabry-Pérot cavities

Rheo-Raman Microscope for Soft Materials

Measuring flow properties, microscopic structure and composition

Efficient Detector for Single Photons

New detector counts individual photons at a rate of several hundred million per second

Measuring Tiny Forces With Light

NIST researchers develop an optomechanical force sensor with femtonewton resolution