New European Project Shines a Light on the Importance of Photonics

The University of Southampton is marking the 2015 International Year of Light to help people and businesses throughout Europe understand the importance of photonics, the science of light

Pseudoparticles Travel through Photoactive Material

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: Together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and the Aalto University in Helsinki/Finland, they studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. The pseudoparticles travel through the photoactive material until they […]

Advances in Molecular Electronics: Lights on — Molecule on

Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching

Rodeo in Liquid Crystal

Scientists have achieved an unprecedented level of control over defects in liquid crystals that can be engineered for applications in liquid matter photonics

Treat Cancer from the Host Cell with Optical Radiation

The idea is to solve the problem at the cellular level to implement early diagnosis and therapy

Optical Fibres Light the Way for Brain-like Computing

Computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality thanks to new research using optical fibres made of speciality glass. The research, published in Advanced Optical Materials, has the potential to allow faster and smarter optical computers capable of learning and evolving. Researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University […]

Toward Methuselah – Long-Living Lighting Devices

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies

A Large-surface Light-emitting Plastic Film

This method developed by VTT provides an opportunity to create patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces on advertising displays, info signs and lighting fixtures

Compact Wavelength-Division Multiplexing CMOS Silicon Photonics Transceiver

A 4x20Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) hybrid CMOS silicon photonics transceiver paves the way to cost-effective, high-density single-mode optical fiber links

Novel Solid-State Nanomaterial Platform Enables Terahertz Photonics

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a “Holy Grail” sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel solid-state technology platform that opens the door to the use of terahertz (THz) photonics […]