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universal light modulator

A New Laser Architecture Taps Coherent Light to Create Complex, Sophisticated...

Lasers have a unique ability to precisely drive, manipulate, control, and probe matter utilizing an incredible variety of methods. While they often operate behind...
Chinchilla Ear

New Imaging Tool Captures How Sound Moves Through the Chinchilla Ear

Researchers have developed a new device that can be used to visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear. The technology is providing new...
Bioinspired Camera

Bioinspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

Inspired by the visual system of the mantis shrimp—among the most complex found in nature--researchers have created a new type of camera that could...
smart glasses

New Display Design Could Make Lightweight, Compact Smart Glasses a Reality

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses. By projecting images from the glass directly...
Fiber Optic Sensor

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive...
Infrared Laser Systems, Quantum Dot Biosensors, Optomechanical Device, Nanocavity, Hyperuniform materials, Laser, glare, graphene

Near-Infrared Laser Systems for Monitoring Forest Dynamics from Space Pass Final...

All systems are go for launch in November of NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission, which will use high-resolution laser ranging to study...
Compact Fiber Laser

Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes

By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential...
Holography

Holography, Light-Field Technology Combo Could Deliver Practical 3-D Displays

While most interaction with digital content is still constrained to keyboards and 2-D touch panels, augmented and virtually reality (AR/VR) technologies promise ever more...
hyperspectral imaging system

New Compact Hyperspectral System Captures 5D Images

Researchers have developed a compact imaging system that can measure the shape and light-reflection properties of objects with high speed and accuracy. This 5D...
Optical Pressure Detector

Optical Pressure Detector Could Improve Robot Skin, Wearable Devices and Touch...

A new type of pressure sensor based on light could allow the creation of sensitive artificial skins to give robots a better sense of...
optical fibers

Machine Learning Technique Reconstructs Images Passing through a Multimode Fiber

Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted...
Optical Artificial Neural Network

Researchers Move Closer to Completely Optical Artificial Neural Network

Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip. The significant breakthrough demonstrates that an optical...
combustion component

New Analysis Tool Could Bolster Development of Efficient Engines and Fuel

A newly developed analysis method can detect hydroxyl radicals (OH) with unprecedented sensitivity. Because OH is a critical component in the combustion processes that...
quantum dots

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt. Luminous efficiency is a measure of...
all-optical ultrasound

Versatile Ultrasound System Could Transform How Doctors Use Medical Imaging

While ultrasound is one of the most common medical imaging tools, conventional electronic ultrasound devices tend to be bulky and cannot be used at...
Fluorescence Imaging Technique

Fluorescence Imaging Technique Goes from Micro to Macro, Moves Closer to...

Researchers have scaled up a powerful fluorescence imaging technique used to study biological processes on the cellular level. Previously limited to samples just millimeters...
flexible screens

Transparent, Conductive Films Promising for Developing Flexible Screens

Researchers have demonstrated large-scale fabrication of a new type of transparent conductive electrode film based on nanopatterned silver. Smartphone touch screens and flat panel...
Power Meter

Novel Power Meter Opens the Door for In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of...

High-power lasers are now widely used in additive manufacturing and laser welding systems to precisely cut and weld metal, making all kinds of metal...
Electron Tomography

Electron Tomography Technique Leads to 3D Reconstructions at the Nanoscale

Understanding the microscopic structure of a material is key to understanding how it functions and its functional properties. Advances in fields like materials science...
biosensors

Innovative Light-Delivery Technique Improves Biosensors

There is a continuing need for practical chip-based sensors that can be used at the point of care to detect cancer and other diseases....