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New algorithms and theory for shining light through non-transparent media

Their technique utilizes backscatter analysis to construct "perfectly transmitting" wavefronts.|Short Read
Kyu Hyun Kim

Kyu Hyun Kim receives Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at Frontiers in Optics Meeting

Mr. Kim was the first to demonstrate that both light and vibration could be used simultaneously in sensing. |Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

New laser shows what substances are made of; could be new eyes for military

By shining the laser on a target and analyzing the reflected light, researchers can tell the chemical composition of the target.|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser

"It is no longer a scientific curiosity. It's a real device."|Short Read
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Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.|Short Read
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Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

The new device improves upon the current technology and is much easier to make.|Medium Read
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Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate

A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, allowing scientists to observe novel quantum phenomena.|Short Read
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Next-Gen E-Readers: Improved peacock technology could lock in color for high-res displays

The research could lead to advanced color e-readers, more energy efficient electronic devices, and improved data storage and cryptography.|Medium Read
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Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics

The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong's research.|Short Read
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Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas

Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.|Short Read
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Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

"We believe this could be used as an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery," Guo said. "Nothing pokes into your body, just the ultrasound beam."|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ted Norris named Gérard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

In the tradition of our best faculty at Michigan, Ted is a phenomenal teacher and mentor as well as researcher. Congratulations!|Medium Read