A New Kind of Microcomb on a Chip

New device could help discover exoplanets and detect diseases

Laser Generates Random Numbers at Ultrafast Speeds

Scientists achieve a total bit rate of 250 terabits per second with off-line postprocessing

Frequency Combs in a Photonic Molecule

A step towards the study of emergent nonlinear phenomena in soliton networks and multimodal lattices

New Trick for Infrared Laser Pulses

New approach to create strong, short pulses with tailor-made quantum cascade lasers

Breaking the Power Limit of Lasers

A new VCSEL-design aims to enhance slow-light optical feedback, thus extending the temporal laser bandwidth

Graphene Controls Laser Frequency Combs

Chance for a new platform at the interface of single atomic layer optoelectronics and ultrafast photonics

A High-Power, Portable Terahertz Laser

The new terahertz quantum cascade laser can function at temperatures of up to 250 K

QCLs Exhibit Extreme Pulses

Extreme events in quantum cascade lasers enable an optical neuron system many times faster than biological neurons

Converting IR into Visible Colors

Nonlinear nanophotonics transform light from near-infrared lasers to visible wavelengths

Tuning Lasers Towards IR

Large wavelength tunability can be achieved with a hollow-core fiber filled with nitrogen