This month’s International Year of Light article reviews relevant advances and applications of plasmonic nanoparticles, from energy to health.
Coherent synthesis of pulses generated by separate sources may pave the way to sub-cycle optical waveforms.
Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) might improve the results of testicular sperm extraction while reducing traumata during surgery.
Researchers turn hydrogels into biocompatible optical fibers that can be functionalized for medical applications beyond endoscopy.
Mimicking the ultra-efficient organic human brain using inorganic structures is brought a step closer to reality with metal-sulphide microfibers.
Researchers from the Netherlands present a timely overview on self-assembled fluorene or perylene based chromophores focussing on biological applications.
This month’s International Year of Light article reviews nucleation, growth, and upconversion properties of lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles.