Beauty in quantum imperfections6 Mar 2023
A new two-step process for fabricating quantum dots with tuneable properties offers exciting possibilities for medical imaging and beyond.
Holograms make better augmented reality21 Jun 2022
Scientists are creating advanced nanopatterned metasurfaces for projecting high-resolution 3D holograms in augmented reality headsets, thereby making the user experience more immersive.
Bringing integrated avalanche detectors into the (visible) light14 Sep 2021
This first-of-its-kind integrated avalanche photodetector for visible light lays the foundation for next-generation innovations in imaging and communications.
Seeing biological specimens in a new light19 Aug 2021
Scientists develop a technique for performing advanced infrared microscopy using off-the-shelf cameras built for visible light.
Limiting light loss13 Aug 2021
Compact nanochain waveguides that can efficiently transmit infrared light and even slow light down to a fraction of its usual speed could take photonics mainstream.
Fuelling the future22 Jul 2021
Nuclear fusion could provide Singapore—and the rest of the world—with a safe and clean source of energy, says A*STAR National Science Scholar Valerian Hall-Chen.
Shining a way forward for on-chip lasers12 Apr 2021
A*STAR researchers have developed a compact on-chip laser using a nanoantenna chain as an optical resonator.
Bringing nanolasers in from the cold17 Mar 2021
A*STAR researchers have built a miniaturized nanoemitter laser that works at room temperature, opening a path to a wide array of future applications.
Silicon nanochains that ‘sing’ with light15 Jun 2020
A nanoparticle chain that resonates with light is opening up new possibilities in nanophotonics and optoelectronics.
Shaping LED light with metasurfaces28 May 2020
A compact LED device with complete light control may someday replace lasers in various applications.
Taming ultraviolet light with silicon30 Jan 2020
A*STAR scientists are paving the way for miniaturized UV spectral filters made from hybrid silicon and aluminum nanostructures.
UV-based anti-counterfeiting in the limelight17 Sep 2019
Surfaces bearing nanoscale patterns for manipulating UV light could be the next frontier in anti-counterfeiting technology and nanophotonic devices.