Calculating Better Large-Area Metasurfaces

Metamaterials to manipulate light at tiny scales could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, and optical fibers

High-Quality Single Photons for Quantum Computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons at room temperature

Optical Imaging System to Find Tiny Tumors

Near-infrared technology pinpoints fluorescent probes deep within living tissue and may be used to detect cancer earlier

Iridescent Color from Clear Droplets

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

Terahertz Laser for Sensing and Imaging

High-power, tunable design could be used for chemical detection in outer space and medical imaging

Advancing Undersea Optical Communication

Narrow-beam laser technology to enable communications between underwater vehicles

Time-Folded Optics for Streak Cameras

Time-of-flight camera is able to estimate the depth of the 3-D scene

Optical Filter on a Chip

Filters with cutoffs around 1550 and 2100 nm are fabricated on a silicon-on-insulator platform

Nanokirigami to Manipulate Light at the Nanoscale

Folding and cutting thin metal films could enable microchip-based 3-D optical devices

New Way to Make Light Interact With Matter

Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor