A medical imaging technique that relies on light polarization could become a fast and accurate optical method for detecting cancer and determining the stage of the disease.
Can we demonstrate quantum mechanics at scales relevant to a human being? To find out, we turned to a beautiful gem that may just turn out to be a physicist’s best friend.
The idea of building a space-based quantum network is appealing, but there are many challenges. A new model for low-cost satellites is bringing global quantum communication a step closer to reality.
Miniature semiconductor laser is based on plasmon amplification.
From small-town shop to global photonics leader, Gooch & Housego has evolved over six decades through a series of smart product developments and strategic acquisitions.
Paul Corkum uses laser pulses that last a quintillionth of a second to study atoms and molecules.
Turkish monuments constructed centuries ago have been found to include surprisingly sophisticated designs for controlling sound and light.
How does a clever toy create a near-perfect illusion when all of the rays emanating from the object are located far off the optical axis?
Our conversation with Michael Fayer, nonlinear optics expert and FiO plenary speaker.
Ultrafast imaging reveals hidden objects.
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Lab have devised a photoacoustic technique for sensing trace amounts of gases that simulate deadly nerve agents
New optics research from South Korea offers the prospect of glasses-free 3-D display technology for commercial theaters.
Nearly 60 years after the first working maser, three British scientists have devised an optically pumped solid-state maser that operates at room temperature.
Researchers have adapted the technique that corrected the optics of the Hubble telescope to produce sharp views of the neural pathways in mice brains.
Report describes role of optics in technological and economic growth.
JK Lasers, a GSI Group subsidiary, recently underwent a rebranding from its former identity as the Laser Division of GSI Group.
Optimax Systems Inc. provided the lenses that were used by the Mars rover Curiosity to take its first images of the red planet.