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A sharper focus for plasmonic lasers

Researchers use a periodic cavity structure to channel light more intensely; applications seen in sensing, spectroscopy, remote sensing of explosives and more.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2016

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Flipping crystals improves solar-cell performance

In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers have tweaked their crystal production method and developed a new type of two-dimensional layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material's previous power conversion efficiency.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2016

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A faster future: Graphene-based optoelectronics

As an important step towards graphene integration in silicon photonics, researchers have published a paper which shows how graphene can provide a simple solution for silicon photodetection in the telecommunication wavelengths.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2016

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Researchers determine fundamental limits of invisibility cloaks

Researchers have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2016

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