Recent advances in the average-power capabilities of lasers with petawatt peak powers are enabling new science and applications in industry, biomedicine and security.by Thomas M. Spinka and Constantin Haefner
The blurring of the classical-quantum boundary points to new directions in optics.by Xiao-Feng Qian, A. Nick Vamivakas and Joseph H. Eberly
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A waveguide made of bacteria; chip-scale Brillouin devices; revisiting the momentum paradox; unvaveling perovskite solar cells; a chemical photoswitch; laser power by the numbers; U.S. continues to mint Ph.D.s at a record pace; AIP and NPI news; data from flickering lights.
Progressive initiatives at a new Japanese academic institution tackle some deep-rooted gender inequities.
Though the dependence on capital spending creates a cyclical business, a continual stream of new applications helps to keep laser sales growing.
A 1960s personality wowed audiences with his supposedly paranormal images—but magicians detected optical illusions, not sorcery.