A Multimodal Lensless Microscope

A suitcase sized microscope will allow medical doctors to make parasite diagnosis from body fluid samples directly on site

Aachen Becomes a Center of Excellence for Optics Production

New photonics hub in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Aachen Center for Optics Production, ACOP

Compound Lenses Inspired by the Mosquito Eye

Bionic device could someday find applications in autonomous vehicles, robots or medical devices

Nanowires Replace Newton’s Glass Prism

An ultraminiaturized device could image single cells without the need for a microscope

Artificial Compound Eye Developed

Device could be used for 3D location systems for robots, self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles

A Compact Full-Stokes Polarization Camera

Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security and atmospheric chemistry

Blowing Tiny Optical Lenses

Wafer-level process would allow easy integration into biomedical imaging instruments

How to Bend Waves in the Right Way

A new method to control branched flow of waves

Seeing Around Corners

Special light sources and sensors allow to see around corners and to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects

Hot Spots Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation is able to convert more sunlight energy into heat