Quantum Dots Amplify Light

Light amplification with electrically stimulated quantum dots is a critical step towards solution-processible laser diodes

Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer

Perovskites have emerged as promising gain media for tunable, solution-processed semiconductor lasers

Light Pulses Control Neuron Activity

Controlling firing pattern of neurons by manipulating the phase of the spectral components of the light

The World’s Shortest Laser Pulse

Researchers succeeded in shortening the pulse duration of an X‑ray laser to only 43 attoseconds

World’s First 3D-Mode-Locked Laser

Locking of multiple transverse and longitudinal modes to create ultrashort pulses

Giant Optical Gain in Erbium-Based Nanowire

Significant increase will make it possible for erbium-based materials to be integrated on a chip for optical amplifiers and lasers

The Sharpest Laser in the World

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

Quantel and OSA Foundation Name Bright Ideas Competition Winner

$30,000 awarded to University of Otago

World’s Highest Gain High-Power Laser Amplifier

Raman amplification in plasma lead to amplifiers that significantly exceed current power limits

LIGO-Laser With Improved Stability

New laser technology enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors