Nanokirigami to Manipulate Light at the Nanoscale

Folding and cutting thin metal films could enable microchip-based 3-D optical devices

Shaping of Terahertz Beams

3D-printing opens up a new way of constructing affordable custom terahertz components

Photonic Capsules for Injectable Laser Resonators

Helical nanostructures can be artificially created using liquid crystals

Color Change of Pigments

New composite material can mimic animals’ changes in color

Metasurface as an Optical Mixer

First nanostructured material for broad mixing of light waves

New Concept for Spectral Cloaking

Alternative approach to invisibility cloaking could be used to secure data transmissions

Speed Limit for Optomechanical Metamaterials

New pathway for thin, flexible gadgets for interactive visualisation technology

Crystals with Giant Optical Anisotropy

A fundamental new building block for linear and nonlinear optical components such as polarizers and wave plates

Thin Silver-Films for Flexible Screens

Silver-based electrode films could be used for flexible touch displays, televisions and solar cells

New Way to Make Light Interact With Matter

Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor