Light Scatters Light

The ATLAS Collaboration reports the observation of light-by-light scattering with a significance beyond 8 standard deviations

Levitating Objects with Light

Nanoscale patterning could enable precise manipulation of objects on many scales

Repulsive Photons

Manipulating photons inside a semiconductor material to make them repel each other

Iridescent Color from Clear Droplets

Changing the size and shape of the droplets changes the colors they produce

Fractal Light from Lasers

Proof of a 20-year-old prediction that fractals could be recreated by the use of laser technology

Anti-Stokes Emission in Gold Nanorods

New results about the origin of light emission from plasmonic nanoparticles

Double-Slit Experiment in a New Light

A new X-ray spectroscopy method gains new insights into the physical properties of solids

Flying Optical Cats for Quantum Communication

Implementation of Schrödinger’s paradoxical experiment employing an entangled atom-light state

New Way of Photon-Upconversion

Innocuous radiation penetrates living tissue without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure

Rogue Waves of Light

An algorithm picks out features in the spectra that could predict the emergence of a rogue wave