Optics

11.05.17
Corkscrew light beams could lead to practical quantum computers
11.05.17

Corkscrew light beams could lead to practical quantum computers

Specially-made surfaces can 'spin' light into strange forms.

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07.06.17
HMD hopes Zeiss can restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory
07.06.17

HMD hopes Zeiss can restore 'Nokia' phones to their former glory

HMD is betting that strong cameras will help its mobile brand's comeback.

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02.08.17
Lenses made from nanomaterials get closer to replacing glass
02.08.17

Lenses made from nanomaterials get closer to replacing glass

The latest ultrathin "metalenses" can now handle multiple colors.

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04.18.16
Flexible lens sheets could change way cameras see
04.18.16

Flexible lens sheets could change way cameras see

The research may lead to card-like cameras that zoom when flexed.

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02.07.16
Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom
02.07.16

Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom

It's actually smaller than the light beam it needs to work.

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10.22.15
Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'
10.22.15

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

They ironed out light to make it more manipulatable.

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08.03.15
Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers
08.03.15

Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers

injecting glowing oil into cells and then blasting the cells with a laser creates a bunch of tiny, biological lasers.

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08.03.15
'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications
08.03.15

'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the spee...

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06.28.15
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
06.28.15

Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...

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