A Funnel of Light

New device could serve as a new platform for hypersensitive optical detectors

New Photon Source for Encrypted Communication

Quantum-enhanced optical systems operating within the 2- to 2.5-μm spectral region

High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips

New laser would be interes­ting for optical data transfer, night-vision systems and sensors.

A Nanoscale Laser Made of Gold

New hybrid nanomaterials combine the optical properties of metals and semiconductors

Supercontinuum in a Crystal

New process creates a wide range of colours from a single laser

New Transmitter for Terahertz Waves

A germanium component generates pulses with many different terahertz frequencies at the same time

A Sound Boost to Extreme Lasers

A diamond laser driven by sound waves is enabling new extremes of laser performance

Ultrafast Control of Microlasers

An efficient ultrafast all-optical switch could revolutionize the all-optical computing

Controlling the Phase of Light Using 2D Materials

Atomically thin materials manipulate the phase of light without changing its amplitude at extremely low power loss

Inexpensive and Environmentally Friendly LEDs

FET Open project ENABLED develops sustainable light sources from bacterial production