Nanoparticles Enhance Light-Based Detection

Surface plasmons act as antennas and enhance the molecules’ emitted light up to ten times

New Device Channels Heat into Light

Carbon nanotube films enable a new method to recycle waste heat via light to electricity

Hot Spots Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation is able to convert more sunlight energy into heat

Anti-Stokes Emission in Gold Nanorods

New results about the origin of light emission from plasmonic nanoparticles

Giant Modulation of Visible Light

Nanoantennas made of achiral gold half-rings produce scattering modulation

Optical Signatures of 2D Materials

Theoretical methods to compute the maximum optical properties of 2D materials

Lensless Fluorescent Microscope

New lensless microscope is able to produce micrometer-resolution, high–frame rate, 3D fluorescence movies

Distant Images Without Long Lenses

New camera uses synthetic apertures for long-range, subdiffraction-limited visible imaging

A Submicroscopic Tunable, Optical Amplifier

First optical parametric amplifier with plasmonic nanoparticles

Modified Laser Cutter Prints 3D Objects from Powder

Rice bioengineers make open-source laser sintering printer for biomaterials fabrication