Light Lasers and Optics

Solar cells enable self-powered camera

A solar cell combined with a camera sensor collects photons to provide electricity.|Medium Read
Encyclopedia of Modern Optics

Duncan Steel is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, 2nd edition

Encyclopedia covers optics through light-emitting diodes.|Short Read
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Intense laser experiments provide first evidence that light can stop electrons

By hitting electrons with an ultra-intense laser, researchers have stopped them as effectively shooting them at a sheet of lead, demonstrating what's called "radiation reaction."|Medium Read

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read
5 researchers work with computer sensors

A shoe-box-sized chemical detector

Powered by a broadband infrared laser, the device can zero in on the ‘spectral fingerprint region’.|Medium Read
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ECE Bicentennial + Beyond lecture

This series of talks features world-renowned faculty with a long history at Michigan.|Short Read
David Layelan

Deep UV LEDs lead to two best poster awards at ISSLED 2017

New techniques to construct deep UV LEDs prove prize-worthy.|Medium Read
Laura Andre featured

Cooling off with lasers

Lasers are typically thought of as hot. What if they were able to cool?|Medium Read

Precise pulses explore light’s magnetism

A new laser will investigate an unusual magnetic effect that may lead to efficient solar energy harvesting.|Medium Read

Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser

It could enable tabletop particle and X-ray sources as well as the investigation of astrophysics and quantum dynamics.|Medium Read
Zetian Mi

Zetian Mi elected OSA Fellow

Mi recognized for his work with full-color LEDs and more|Short Read
John Nees

John Nees elected OSA Fellow

Nees recognized for work with ultrafast lasers|Short Read