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  • Teaching light new tricks

    Graduate student Wade Hsu and colleagues confine light to a crystal surface and design a transparent display using nanoparticles.

    August 22, 2014
  • A mirror with a peephole

    MIT graduate student Yichen Shen designs a photonic crystal system that lets light pass through at a specific angle.

    August 12, 2014
  • Vision-correcting displays

    Technology could lead to e-readers, smartphones, and displays that let users dispense with glasses.

    July 31, 2014
  • Faculty highlight: Marin Soljacic

    Physicist reveals new techniques for controlling light by angle, creating transparent displays and photonic crystal bandgaps.

    July 29, 2014
  • Making the cut

    Lincoln Laboratory spinout is commercializing the first direct-diode laser bright enough to cut and weld metal.

    July 23, 2014
  • Harnessing the speed of light

    Nicholas Fang pushes the limits of light to improve performance in communication, fabrication, and medical imaging.

    July 8, 2014
  • A new angle on controlling light

    System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction.

    March 27, 2014
  • A new wrinkle in the control of waves

    Flexible materials could provide ways to manipulate sound and light.

    January 24, 2014
  • A new way to trap light

    MIT researchers discover a new phenomenon that could lead to new types of lasers and sensors.

    July 10, 2013
  • Researchers build an all-optical transistor

    An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.

    July 4, 2013
  • Solving a semiconductor riddle

    New observations of material disprove leading theory about LED brightness, opening new avenues for research.

    May 24, 2013
  • How to treat heat like light

    New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves.

    January 11, 2013
  • Understanding Light

    Sixth-graders in Cambridge attend workshops at the Edgerton Center and the MIT Museum.

    October 24, 2012
  • New chip captures power from multiple sources

    System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems.

    July 9, 2012