Category Archives: lasers

Lasers of Unusual Material

Today’s Nature Photonics story of a laser made of a kidney cell got me thinking of all the weird ways lasers can be made. Such as: they can be made out of a gin and tonic drink, on a stretchy … Continue reading

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On Building a Quantum Internet

The Internet we all know and love is made up of photons that cruise through millions of miles of fiber around the globe. Soon researchers could take the Internet to the quantum level. Using entangled photons, particles that are linked … Continue reading

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Stretchable Electronics Update

It’s been about five years since I first wrote about John Rogers’ stretchy silicon research out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He had the idea that high-quality silicon–the kind that usually comes as a rigid chip–could work even … Continue reading

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Using Holography and LEDs to Make Art

A while back, I had the opportunity to visit the studio of San Francisco artist Christine Remy, who creates holographic portraits and LED sculptures. Much of her art is subtle and contemplative, however, she has two projects that I found … Continue reading

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