photonics

  • A ‘tsunami’ on a silicon chip

    Scientists create a world first for light waves.

    Scientists have created a tiny tsunami of light that could be used on a silicon chip. But rather than the destruction...

    Computing July 2, 2019
  • A light pulse in slo-mo

    New camera system takes four pictures every picosecond.

    If shown in real-time this video would last just 33-trillionths of a second – and, no, it’s not a screen-grab for som...

    Physics May 21, 2019
  • HOT designers reveal their creation

    Using light to manipulate nanoparticles looks set to become easier. Andrew Masterson reports.

    Making tweezers out of holograms and using them to manipulate living tissue sounds like something from a yet-to-be-ma...

    Technology December 4, 2017
  • Photonic chips turn lightning into thunder

    Converting data from light to sound can give optical computers the time to think, writes Andrew M...

    How do you slow down lightning? Turn it into thunder.Researchers at Australia’s Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Device...

    Technology September 18, 2017
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