Nanophotonics

Hybrid Nano-probe Can Detect Live Cancer Cells

A new hybrid nano-probe that could lead to noninvasive detection and treatment of cancer at the level of a single cell has been developed by a University of Southern California scientist. Fabien Pinaud, assistant professor of biological sciences, chemistry and physics and astronomy at USC Dornsife, created a method for amplifying a biochemical signal on [...]

A tiny radio whose building blocks are the size of two atoms has been developed by Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds, it is the world’s smallest radio receiver. The device can withstand extremely harsh environments and [...]

2 Photon Quantum Interference In A Paint Drop

Light is scattered within a drop of paint so frequently that it would seem impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a water molecule in a waterfall, researchers of the University of Twente have demonstrated that there are only two exits. Depending on the light [...]

Smartphone Display Lighting Can Activate Live Cells

Lighting technology used in smartphone displays is able to activate live cells that are genetically programmed to respond to light, scientists at the University of St Andrews have revealed. The findings as “a bit like cells watching TV”, in the words of Professor Malte Gather from the School of Physics and Astronomy, who led the [...]

In breakthrough photonics research from University at Buffalo, a nanoscale microchip component called a “multilayered waveguide taper array” has been demonstrated that absorbs each frequency of light at different places vertically to catch a “rainbow” of wavelengths, or broadband light. Unlike current chips, the waveguide contains specialized tapers, the thimble-shaped structures pictured here. The work [...]