Super-Planckian Material Exhibits LED-Like Light

The new material could be used for energy harvesting, military infrared-based object tracking and identification

A Funnel of Light

New device could serve as a new platform for hypersensitive optical detectors

New Photon Source for Encrypted Communication

Quantum-enhanced optical systems operating within the 2- to 2.5-μm spectral region

High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips

New laser would be interes­ting for optical data transfer, night-vision systems and sensors.

Making 3D Cameras Easier to Use

New autofocusing method for high-resolution 3D profilometry with a digital fringe projection technique

Focus-Free Camera with a New Flat Lens

New technology poised to drastically reduce weight, complexity and cost of cameras while increasing functionality

New Fabrication Approach for Photonic Circuits

Emerging reconfigurable photonic devices and applications benefit from metastable optical properties

Snapshot Photoacoustic Topography

Photoacoustic topography through an ergodic relay for low-cost high-throughput snapshot wide-field imaging

A Nanoscale Laser Made of Gold

New hybrid nanomaterials combine the optical properties of metals and semiconductors

Hypertelescopes for More Details

An upgraded hypertelescope could image multiple stars simultaneously