Shrimp Inspires New Breed of Light Sensors

Bionic optical sensor fits on a smartphone and is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging

Thin-Film LEDs for Virtual Reality Technologies

Directional and polarized emissions from an organic LED without external optical elements

Modulating Light at Terahertz Frequencies

Nanophotonics researchers demonstrate ultrafast polarization switching

Optical Knots Encode Information

Approach for new methods of distributing secret cryptographic keys

Ultrafast Camera Films 3D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second

Single-shot stereo-polarimetric compressed ultrafast photography uses polarization information

Detecting Phase and Polarization Singularities

New device is very promising for achieving a highly compact photonic integrated circuit

Metasurface Opens World of Polarization

New device may have far-reaching applications in polarization imaging and quantum optics

Cutting through Fog with Laser Focus

Controlling light in scattering materials will benefit future biomedical imaging and telecommunications

Massive Photons in an Artificial Magnetic Field

The coupling of the spin-orbit interactions in solid-state systems can give rise to a wide range of exotic electronic transport effects

Structured Light for Faster Communications

New patterns of light to create an alphabet that can be leveraged to build a light-based quantum network