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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...
Thin-film solar cells

Patented Nanostructure for Solar Cells: Rough Optics, Smooth Surface

Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if...
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...
metamaterials

Invisible Needles: Italian Scientists Together with Russian Colleagues Have Developed a...

The development of a new cloaking metamaterial for nano-sensors is carried out within the framework of the Italian-Russian project ANASTASIA (Advanced Non-radiating Scattering Tenuously Architectures And Sustaining Invisible...
optics-less cameravideo

Picture This: Camera with No Lens

In the future, your car windshield could become a giant camera sensing objects on the road. Or each window in a home could be...
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...
time-folded opticsvideo

Novel Optics for Ultrafast Cameras Create New Possibilities for Imaging

MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional...
Weight of Opticsvideo

Scientists Reduced the Weight of Optics for Satellite Observation of the...

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara National Research University. It...
optical skyrmions

New Optics: Nano-Hedgehogs of Light

Technion researchers have succeeded in generating minute “nano-hedgehogs of light” called optical skyrmions, which could make possible revolutionary advances in information processing, transfer and...
Silicon Chip

Millimetre-Scale Silicon Chip Generates Quantum-Random-Numbers for Information Security

The tiny device, with a footprint of just a millimetre square, requires little power to operate and could enable stand-alone random number generators and...
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...
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...
Carbon Nanotube Optics

Carbon Nanotube Optics Poised to Provide Pathway to Optical-Based Quantum Cryptography...

Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information...
magnetization

Almost Instant Magnetization of Matter by Light

The production of devices to store or transmit information is one of the most frequent technological applications of magnetism. An experimental and theoretical study...
LiDAR

Researchers Use LiDAR to Locate Invasive Fish and Preserve a National...

For decades the National Park Service has been locked in a battle against lake trout, an invasive fish with a voracious appetite that has...
Bandwidth

How to Use Limited Bandwidth More Efficiently? Think Like a Cave-Dwelling...

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a light-based device that mimics a fish’s incredible jamming avoidance response (JAR) by moving the frequency of...
Inkjet Printing

Researchers Create Precision Optical Components with Inkjet Printing

Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides. Because the printing approach can also...
femtosecond light source

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also...
Ultrafast Solid-State

The Future of Ultrafast Solid-State Physics

Physicists can now control light in both time and space with hitherto unimagined precision. This is particularly true for the ability to generate ultrashort...