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A cure for blindness? A next-generation solar concentrator?

Tue, 07 Dec 2021

Two new Rochester fellows of the National Academy of Inventors take aim at transformative discoveries in the world of optics.

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Andrew Berger honored for novel ways to monitor biological cells and tissues

Thu, 02 Dec 2021

The Rochester optics professor has been elected a fellow of Optica, the international society for optics and photonics.

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Joseph Eberly honored as a ‘true visionary’ in optics

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Joseph Eberly, the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and a professor of optics, is recognized for pioneering contributions to quantum optics theory.

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Tiny chip provides a big boost in precision optics

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

Researchers at the Institute of Optics for first time distill novel interferometry into a photonic device.

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Rochester researchers set ‘ultrabroadband’ record with entangled photons

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Engineers have taken advantage of the quantum entanglement phenomenon to generate unprecedented bandwidth and brightness on chip-sized nanophotonic devices.

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A look back—and ahead—at an interdisciplinary hub for vision research

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

For nearly 60 years, the University’s Center for Visual Science has been transforming our understanding of vision and how we treat vision disorders.

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‘High risk’ project uses quantum science to unlock new chemical reactions

Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Rochester scientists have secured national funding for a multi-institutional research effort that could alter the basic rules of chemistry.

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Rochester researchers join national initiative to advance quantum science

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Rochester researchers led by Todd Krauss, a professor of chemistry, are joining a major US Department of Energy-funded initiative to advance quantum science and technology.

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Outstanding educators continued to shine during pandemic

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Thomas Brown and Sina Ghaemmaghami are the latest recipients of the University’s Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorships.

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Novel chirped pulses defy ‘conventional wisdom’

Wed, 16 Jun 2021

Rochester researchers have advanced a groundbreaking technique first pioneered at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. As a result, they've produced chirped pulses in a way that works even with relatively low-quality, inexpensive equipment.

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