DNA for Optically Active Superlattices

The change in DNA length provides extreme tunability of optical properties

New Glass Shows Switchable Opacity

Nanoscale structures enable smart glass that switches from hazy to clear in presence of water

Miniature Super-Iridescent Optics

Nature’s smallest rainbows, created by peacock spiders, may inspire new optical technology

Single Metalens Focuses White Light

Ground-breaking lens opens new possibilities in virtual and augmented reality

Lensless Single-Exposure 3D-Imaging

Innovative computational imaging approach could advance applications from brain research to self-driving cars

Smart Window Switches From Clear to Reflective

Easy-to-manufacture switchable windows could improve energy efficiency in buildings and help keep cars cool

A Space-Time Sensor for Light-Matter Interactions

Attosecond pulses allow to observe the motions of electrons in atoms

New Transparent Materials Absorb Light

Concept of coherent virtual absorption by temporally shaping the incident waveform

Metalenses With Tunable Features

New devices, made of graphene and a punctured gold surface, could be used for amplitude tunable lenses

Butterfly Wing Inspires Photovoltaics

Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent with optimized nanostructures