- Ultra-Sensitive Measurements Of Changes In Images Using Slow Light
Assistant Professor John Howell and his Quantum Optics team at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to manipulate a light field while retaining all of the information it carries. A considerable advance in imaging technology, the new method de ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2007 - 12:33pm
- 'Optics On A Chip' May Revolutionize Telecom, Computing
In work that could lead to completely new devices, systems and applications in computing and telecommunications, MIT researchers are bringing the long-sought goal of "optics on a chip" one step closer to market. In the January 2007 inaugural iss ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 12:38pm
- Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper To The Edge
New information about a link between the growth of blood vessels critical to the spread of cancer and the copper in our bodies has been discovered by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of C ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2007 - 12:16am
- World's First Ideal Anti-Reflection Nanomaterials
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created the world’s first material that reflects virtually no light. Reporting in the March issue of Nature Photonics, they describe an optical coating made from the material that enables vast ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2010 - 7:00pm
- Fiber-optic Light Source Promises Improvements In Food Inspection
A new light source based on fiber-optic technology promises to improve the inspection of food, produce, paper, currency, recyclables and other products. New research revealing this technology will be presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 11:48am
- Nanotube Taffy Absorbs And Scatters Polarized Light
Stretching a carbon nanotube composite like taffy, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have made some of the first measurements* of how single-walled carbon nanotubes (SW ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 6:19pm
- Atomic Spectroscopy On A Chip
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have performed atomic spectroscopy with integrated optics on a chip for the first time, guiding a beam of light through a rubidium vapor cell integrated into a semiconductor chip. Based on the intera ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2007 - 12:09am
- "Unbreakable" Encryption Works In Real Time Over Long Distances, NIST Says
In the internet age, when 120,000,000 smart people on Digg can see an article about your technology, it takes some real courage to use the term "unbreakable", but the guys at NIST are doing just that. They say they have built a prototype high-spe ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 9:59pm
- Total Encryption Security- Quantum Entanglement Remains Even After 140KM
Quantum entanglement is one of the many non-intuitive features of quantum mechanics. If two photons of light are allowed to properly interact with one another, they can become entangled. One can even directly create pairs of entangled photons using a non-l ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 12 2007 - 3:12pm
- 3-D Look At Breast Cancer
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first three-dimensional optical images of human breast cancer in patients based on tissue fluorescence. Fluorescence diffuse optical tomography, or FDOT, relies on the presence of fluorophore m ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 4:29pm