A Sub-Picosecond Thin-Disk Laser Oscillator

Lasers achieved an average output power of 350 W, with pulses that are only 940 femtoseconds long

Massive Photons in an Artificial Magnetic Field

The coupling of the spin-orbit interactions in solid-state systems can give rise to a wide range of exotic electronic transport effects

Converting 2D Images into 3D Using Deep Learning

A deep neural network can be trained to virtually refocus a two-dimensional fluorescence image onto user-defined three-dimensional surfaces

Laser Pulses Create Topological State in Graphene

New approach to control the topological aspects of quantum materials

Light Waves in Two Dimensions

Developing rewritable optical components for surface light waves

Structured Light for Faster Communications

New patterns of light to create an alphabet that can be leveraged to build a light-based quantum network

Light with Intrinsic Chirality

Synthetic chiral light selectively interacts with one of the two versions of a chiral molecule

Nanoparticles Enhance Light-Based Detection

Surface plasmons act as antennas and enhance the molecules’ emitted light up to ten times

Coin-Sized Infrared Spectrometer

New device makes use of special waveguides with an optical refractive index that can be adjusted externally via an electric field

Metasurface with Helical Patterns

New device can control optical fields in three dimensions