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Thermal vision: Graphene spans infrared spectrum

The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.|Medium Read
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‘Photon glue’ enables a new quantum mechanical state

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Queens College used light to create links between organic and inorganic semiconductors in an optical cavity.|Medium Read

Biochips for better cancer therapy

One promising area of cancer treatment is photodynamic therapy, which combines the agents of a photosensitive drug, light, and oxygen. |Short Read
allan evans

Alumni Spotlight: Allan Evans and Avegant: Creating a brilliant multimedia experience from anywhere with Glyph

Glyph is a wearable mobile personal theater and is the first head-mounted display coming to market that will have a virtual retinal display.|Short Read
Byeongseop Song

Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship

The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.|Short Read
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Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS

Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.|Short Read
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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
phd student cheng zhang

Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Zhang is working on building structural color filters and is also designing ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators.|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
ethan stark

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