Tailored Light Inspired by Nature

Light fields using caustics do not change during propagation

Plug-and-Play Lens for Microscopy

New device makes it easy to access high-quality images from deep inside tissue

A Helical Soft-X-ray Beam

The intensity distribution of light rotates around its axis upon propagation

Shaping Waveforms

For the first time, researchers succeeded in temporally shaping the electric field of an attosecond pulse

A Picture of a Light Pulse

Tiny crystals help to measure the shape of the laser light wave with high accuracy

A Sub-Picosecond Thin-Disk Laser Oscillator

Lasers achieved an average output power of 350 W, with pulses that are only 940 femtoseconds long

Printing Colorful Holograms Faster

A new holoprinter technology combines low-power continuous lasers and fast printing

Light with Intrinsic Chirality

Synthetic chiral light selectively interacts with one of the two versions of a chiral molecule

Convert From Gaussian to Flat Top Beams

Edmund Optics now the sole online distributor of AdlOptica laser beam shapers

Self-Torque – A New Property of Light

Generation of optical vortices in the EUV by adjusting the temporal separation of two infrared vortex beams