The US BRAIN initiative is likely to continue to receive funding under the new Trump administration, Edmund Talley from the NIH told a neurotechnologies plenary session at SPIE Photonics West
Physicists at the Australian National University have developed a miniature device that creates what they claim to be the highest efficiency infrared holograms demonstrated to date
Supermarkets across Europe are introducing fruit and vegetables that have been labelled using a laser rather than plastic stickers. The laser branding process, which is being trialled on avocados and sweet potatoes, could lead to huge savings in plastic, energy and CO2 emissions
Researchers have developed a new type of optomechanical device that uses a microscopic silicon disk to confine optical and mechanical waves. Described in Optics Express, the new device is customisable and compatible with commercial manufacturing processes, making it a practical solution for improving sensors that detect force and movement
Stanford University researchers have developed a new type of light-enhancing optical cavity that enables faster secure data transmission via quantum encryption
A study involving a parrot flying through a laser sheet has led to researchers demonstrating, for the first time, that the strong vortices left behind as animals fly are broken down as the bird flaps its wings. The conclusions of the research challenge three well-accepted theories for calculating lift.
Laser physicists have measured photoionisation, the process whereby a photon interacts with electrons in atoms, for the first time with zeptosecond precision, or a trillionth of a billionth of a second (10^-21 seconds)
A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have collaborated with physicists from the University of Rome to build the first controllable random laser using cellulose paper.
Researchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University's faculty of physics have developed a new method of using a laser to manipulate microparticles at the solid-liquid interface of wate.
Audi of America will be debuting its first US production laser light on the 2017 Audi R8 exclusive edition at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show