Technology news

Entangled light particles on a chip could enable faster, more secure computing

27 January 2015
For the first time, engineers have managed to create a micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light; an important first step in a whole host of new technologies

Fraunhofer scientists develop MEMS spectrometer to detect hazardous chemicals

News image27 January 2015
At this years Photonics West, the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) will unveil a device the size of a sugar cube that can detect hazardous chemicals

Scientists prove the impossible by slowing the speed of light

News image23 January 2015
A team of scientists have managed to do what was previously thought to be impossible; to slow photons in free space without impedance from other materials such as water or glass

New technique to improve pulsed lasers

22 January 2015

Laser biospeckle technique to identify the ripeness of fruit

18 December 2014

Smart material transforms clothing into active motion sensors

11 December 2014

New coating developed to give LEDs a warm glow

20 November 2014

Test for photonic IC developed with potential for industrial characterisation

18 November 2014

Laser source developed to investigate gallium nitride

18 November 2014

Asthma inhaler delivery to improve from research using laser trap

17 November 2014

Microring laser cavity developed for single-mode lasing on demand

17 November 2014

New LCD screen can display 3D images without a power source

24 October 2014

First long-distance tractor beam created

22 October 2014

Fusion optics research targets higher laser shot rates

22 October 2014

High-power alexandrite laser developed for space lidar

22 October 2014

Non-metallic mirror shows promise for new optoelectronic devices

21 October 2014

Loss becomes win for laser performance

21 October 2014

Ground breaking research for fibre optic sensors

21 October 2014

Smart bandage glows to show wound healing

14 October 2014

Light-based innovations win Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry

8 October 2014

Co-inventors of the OLED and nanomaterials pioneer tipped to win Nobel Prizes

29 September 2014

Element Six helps TiSa laser cool down as project heats up

23 September 2014

Lidar used to unveil El Zota, an ancient Mesoamerican site

23 September 2014

Clear future for photovoltaics

22 August 2014

Lasers send microscopes viral

18 August 2014

A thousand robots move together to create shapes on command

15 August 2014

Laser with energy of a power station boosts European research facility

12 August 2014

Controlling electrical behaviour of graphene with laser pulses

4 August 2014

Cambridge researcher develops non-CNC aspheric lens machine

30 July 2014

Renewable energy from spinach? Laser study shows potential

25 July 2014

World record set for solar cell efficiency

15 July 2014

Holographic optic to advance augmented reality

8 July 2014

Optical sensor reaches record temperatures above 800°C

8 July 2014