Quantum Waves in Ultrathin Materials

Wavelike plasmons could power up a new class of sensing and photochemical technologies at the nanoscale

Fast Laser Produces Coherent Soft X-​Rays

New approach should enable studies in the biological, chemical and material sciences

Ultrafast Control of Microlasers

An efficient ultrafast all-optical switch could revolutionize the all-optical computing

Imaging Electrons in Rapid Motion

Observing quantum interferences in real-time using a new extreme ultra-violet light spectroscopy technique

Shaping Waveforms

For the first time, researchers succeeded in temporally shaping the electric field of an attosecond pulse

Laser-Engraved Metal to Reduce Environmental Impact

Anti-fouling, hydrophobic metal or plastic surfaces could soon replace toxic varnishes

Ultrafast Data Transfer with Sound and Light

Terahertz quantum cascade lasers could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second

An Ultrafast Microscope for the Quantum World

Processes in electronic components or in molecules are filmed at a resolution of a few hundred attoseconds and down to the individual atom

Unfazed by Phase Shifts

A novel type of detector enables the oscillation profile of light waves to be precisely determined

Fast Switching with Tailored Light Waves

New way of transporting electrons at times below the femtosecond range by manipulating them with light