Current efficiency limits of 30% could be vastly improved by capturing "hot electrons".
Pulsed red light forces tumour cells to "suck in" drugs from their environment.
Clean-energy research and nanotechnologies join core optics programmes at SPIE Optics and Photonics.
SPIE invites photonics innovators to vie for 2010 Prism Awards.
Tuning a little-known parameter optimizes plasmonic crystal biosensors for biomedical and environment applications.
Results of new study should help in the design of more sophisticated photovoltaics.
Structural colour of Papilio blumei recreated in the lab.
Nobel laureates lead array of luminaries featured at events honouring 50 years of lasers.
Pantec Biosolutions receives a CE mark in the EU for its needle-free painless laser injection system.
Featuring news from Teledyne Technologies, Optical Research Associates, Schott, Anteryon and more.
Organic lasers show tremendous promise for sensing the vapours given off by the explosives found in landmines.
SPIE adds to open-access suite with JBO delayed-open option, NIH deposits.
Using lasers to cool solids may seem counterintuitive but significant recent developments in optical refrigeration have seen the field gather momentum. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, who leads the research effort at the University of New Mexico, US.
New information from frontiers of space and related data-gathering technology are the focus of SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation.
Gentec Electro-Optics hopes to boost its presence in the US with the acquisition of Spectrum Detector.
Two big names in the optics industry join forces to develop ultrafast laser systems for industrial materials processing.
An optical quantum computer is a step closer thanks to an electrically driven source of entangled photon pairs.
The future make-up of white OLED pixels could be a four way mix of red, green, blue and light blue.
Early efforts to create an intelligent power grid have not been trouble-free in the US.
Corning says that its new green laser is the ideal light source for embedded microprojection applications.
Silicon nanophotonic waveguides are the ideal platform for creating mid-infrared devices such as optical parametric amplifiers, say IBM researchers.