New Stanford chip-scale laser isolator could transform photonics
Using well-known materials and manufacturing processes, researchers have built an effective, passive, ultrathin laser isolator that opens new research avenues in photonics.
December 01, 2022
Two Faculty named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows
Mark Schnitzer and Jelena Vučković are among the nine scientists and engineers selected for the Department of Defense’s “most prestigious research grant award.”
September 29, 2022
Optica Names Shanhui Fan the 2022 R.W. Wood Prize Recipient
Optica (formerly OSA) is pleased to announce that Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA, has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the R.W. Wood Prize.
April 01, 2022
Stanford engineers and physicists study quantum characteristics of ‘combs’ of light
Frequency microcombs are specialized light sources that can function as light-based clocks, rulers and sensors to measure time, distance and molecular composition with high precisi
December 16, 2021
Stanford engineers propose a simpler design for quantum computers
A relatively simple quantum computer design that uses a single atom to manipulate photons could be constructed with currently available components.
November 29, 2021
Stanford researchers develop a quantum simulator that exhibits the building blocks of sound
Aiming to emulate the quantum characteristics of materials more realistically, researchers have figured out a way to create a lattice of light and atoms that can vibrate – bringing
November 10, 2021
Three Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows
The new APS Fellows are all recognized for their work in quantum physics.
October 13, 2021
With new optical device, Stanford engineers can fine tune the color of light
A new sort of optical device allows engineers to change the frequencies of individual photons, putting new capabilities in engineers’ hands.
April 23, 2021
Ten Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Ten Stanford faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
April 22, 2021
Stanford researchers develop first self-cooling laser made with a silica fiber
Stanford researchers and a team of collaborators develop the first self-cooling optical fiber made of silica for laser applications and have quickly developed it into a laser ampli
March 16, 2021
Stanford physicists find new state of matter in a one-dimensional quantum gas
By adding some magnetic flair to an exotic quantum experiment, physicists produced an ultra-stable one-dimensional quantum gas with never-before-seen “scar” states – a feature that
January 14, 2021
Stanford's Robert Byer wins inaugural SPIE Maiman Laser Award
Congratulations to Bob Byer for the inaugural SPIE Maiman Laser Award!
August 19, 2020
Stanford researchers one step closer toward enabling electric cars to recharge themselves wirelessly as they drive
Engineers have demonstrated a practical way to use magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots or even drones. The technology could be scaled up
May 04, 2020
Optics, Photonics and COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, patients, technicians and scientists depend on state-of-the-art molecular-analysis instruments as they fight against SARS-CoV-2,
May 01, 2020
Tony Heinz receives the 2020 William F. Meggers Award
Congratulations to Tony Heinz for receiving the 2020 William F. Meggers Award. The award was established in 1970 to honor William Meggers for his notable contributions to the field
March 01, 2020
Stanford researchers shine light on the defects responsible for messy behavior in quantum materials
Researchers are investigating light-emitting defects in materials that may someday enable quantum-based technologies, such as quantum computers, quantum networks or engines that ru
February 24, 2020
Stanford researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip, miniaturizing a technology that can now find new applications in research and medicine
Just as engineers once compressed some of the power of room-sized mainframes into desktop PCs, so too have Stanford researchers shown how to pack some of the punch delivered by tod
January 02, 2020
Electrical engineer awarded £350,000 research grant to create revolutionary miniature on-chip laser
Electrical Engineer Jelena Vuckovic has been awarded a prestigious international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to develop an on-chip integrated pul
December 09, 2019
Stanford physicist recalls life-changing first glimpse of a laser
Physicist Robert Byer worked on lasers when they were still just an interesting technology, never imagining their myriad modern uses or how they would affect his life.
November 19, 2019
Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness
It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night.
November 01, 2019