Night vision forever with ultra-thin film

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionising night-vision. The first-of-its-kind thin film, described in a new article published in Advanced Photonics, is ultra-compact and one day could work on standard glasses. The researchers say the new prototype tech, based on nanoscale crystals, Read more about Night vision forever with ultra-thin film[…]

Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way

Scientists have given a fascinating new insight into the next steps to develop fast, energy-efficient, future computing systems that use light instead of electrons to process and store information – incorporating hardware inspired directly by the functioning of the human brain. A team of scientists, including Professor C. David Wright from the University of Exeter, Read more about Photonic neuromorphic computing to process data in a fast and energy efficient way[…]

Diamond: “Mount Everest” of electronic materials

Diamond is the hardest material in nature. But out of many expectations, it also has great potential as an excellent electronic material. A joint research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has demonstrated for the first time the large, uniform tensile elastic straining of microfabricated diamond arrays through the nanomechanical approach. Their findings have Read more about Diamond: “Mount Everest” of electronic materials[…]

3D Nanoprinting Facilitates Communication with Light

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers have developed a flexible and efficient concept to combine optical components in compact systems. They use a high-resolution 3D printing process to produce tiny beam-shaping elements directly on optical microchips or fibers and, hence, enable low-loss coupling. This approach replaces complicated positioning processes that represent a high obstacle Read more about 3D Nanoprinting Facilitates Communication with Light[…]

Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts

Specific Challenge: Optoelectronics and opto-electrical components involve the interactions of photons and electrons. They are used in parts such as lasers, photodiodes, image sensors, optical amplifiers, modulators, solar cells, embedded optics and light-emitting diodes. Previous research led to rapid developments and new applications in optoelectronics and photonics. However, new processes need to be introduced into Read more about Innovative manufacturing of opto-electrical parts[…]

Novel “converter” invented by NUS scientists heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

Advancement in nanoelectronics, which is the use of nanotechnology in electronic components, has been fueled by the ever-increasing need to shrink the size of electronic devices in a bid to produce smaller, faster and smarter gadgets such as computers, memory storage devices, displays and medical diagnostic tools. While most advanced electronic devices are powered by Read more about Novel “converter” invented by NUS scientists heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale[…]