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04 Jun 20
Rethinking photonic crystals: ‘even thin is functional’

Japanese-Dutch collaboration says "very thin" 3D photonic bandgap crystals are also powerful optical control devices.

03 Jun 20
Physicists develop integrated photon source for macro quantum-photonics

Bristol University says its photon discovery is "major step" toward large-scale quantum applications.

03 Jun 20
Multimodal imaging reveals details of plant cells

Kobe University project combines fluorescence and phase information for analysis of stem cells.

02 Jun 20
Thomas Jefferson University-led group creates first 3D map of heart neurons

New imaging technique Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy gives insight into neurons' role in heart attacks and other conditions.

02 Jun 20
Blu-ray diodes recruited in fight against Covid-19

UCI project aims to employ sources from disc players to disinfect surfaces.

28 May 20
Dresden group develops laser process to make self-cleaning aluminum

"Periodic surface structure" is water and ice repellent, also repels up to 99% of dirt with rolling water droplets.

27 May 20
Raman spectroscopy delivers fast, accurate monitoring of peanut plant health

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists using new approach to biophysics to accelerate breeding of high-quality, high-yield nuts.

27 May 20
Australian IR telescope to monitor entire southern sky

Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) to be located at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW.

26 May 20
US Navy warship fires laser weapon, downs drone off Pearl Harbor

USS Portland proves solid state laser DEW weapon system demonstrator in successful first at-sea test.

26 May 20
Soliton laser points towards simpler eye surgery

University of Sydney project could lead to innovations in nonlinear optics and its applications.

20 May 20
ITMO develops 'chemically-synthesized' optical switch

Scientists at ITMO, St Petersburg, say the switch, based on a metal-organic framework, could support ultrafast memories.

20 May 20
Bridgelux proposes new metric for naturalness of light

Average Spectral Difference intended to quantify how closely its sources match natural daylight.

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