New laser hits mark on cancer imaging to airport security

Harvard researchers have developed a totally new type of laser that can reach terahertz frequencies offering short-range, high-bandwidth wireless communications, very-high-resolution radar, and spectroscopy.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 15, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  physics  electromagnetic-spectrum  federico-capasso  laser  terahertz-frequencies  tunable-terahertz-laser

Harvard researchers develop portable camera that sees light vibrate

A portable, miniature camera that can image polarization in a single shot has potential applications in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry, and more.

Leah Burrows • harvard
July 8, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  federico-capasso  paul-chevalier  cameras  noah-rubin  polarization  vision-systems

Harvard: Sound transmitted by laser is ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi breakthrough

In a breakthrough on the road toward ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi, Harvard researchers have demonstrated for the first time a laser that can emit microwaves wirelessly, modulate them, and receive external radio frequency signals.

Leah Burrows • harvard
April 25, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  seas  federico-capasso  alexey-belyanin  benedikt-schwarz  christine-a-wang  daniel-mcnulty  harvard-office-of-technology-development  laser-frequency-combs  marco-piccardo  michael-k-connors  michele-tamagnone  noah-a-rubin  paul-chevalier  quantum-cascade-laser-frequency  wi-fi  yongrui-wang

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