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

Volvo and Varjo Launch Mixed-Reality Application for Car Development

The future is here: Drive a real car while wearing a mixed-reality headset, seamlessly adding virtual elements or complete features

Knots of Light

A discovery of a new type of optical singularity with the topology of a knot

Calculating Better Large-Area Metasurfaces

Metamaterials to manipulate light at tiny scales could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, and optical fibers

Using Magnets for New Lenses

Novel process to fabricate polymeric lenses using magnetic liquid molds