Brendan Heffernan adjusts optical components at a light table in the team's lab.

Sending doughnut-shaped beam through optical fiber may hold key to better brain imaging

Aug. 7, 2019

PhD student Brendan Heffernan has demonstrated that a STED beam can be used to create a miniature microscope capable of studying brain activity in freely behaving animals. The team’s proof of concept was published in the Nature Research journal Scientific Reports.

Three images showing different types of chalcogenide microresonators

Optica paper outlines new approach for characterizing microresonators

July 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new approach that could become the universal first step for measuring the properties of microresonators. Postdoctoral researcher Jiangang Zhu explains that these tiny, light-trapping optical devices have emerged as a unique platform for studying fundamental physics and making extremely sensitive...

Gopinath discusses a project with a postdoc in her lab.

CUbit Quantum Initiative breaking barriers across CU Boulder campus

May 30, 2019

“Juliet (Gopinath) is bringing together engineering and science to help reinforce CU Boulder as a major hub in quantum,” said Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez.

Juliet Gopinath sits by an optical table in her lab.

CU Boulder professor wins prestigious NSF quantum program

Sept. 25, 2018

CU Boulder Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Associate Professor Juliet Gopinath will lead a new multi-university, multi-disciplinary project from the National Science Foundation aimed at fostering collaboration in quantum research.

The Double Helix team with a novelty check and trophy.

CU Engineering startup garners $1 million in investment funding

July 19, 2018

A 3D nano-imaging company built around CU Boulder technology and faculty just secured $1 million in investment funding from Luminate, an international startup accelerator focused on next-generation optics, photonics and imaging.

New approach could enable new lasers, faster fiber optic communications and imaging

April 30, 2018

A new light control system created at CU Boulder could increase the capacity for fiber optic technologies, enable thinner medical endoscopes and allow for stronger industrial lasers.

An NREL researcher holds a tray of perovskite solar cells.

Shaheen, Barnes publish article in Nature Communications

Feb. 3, 2017

Sean Shaheen, Frank Barnes and graduate student Benjia (Dak) Dou have published an article entitled " Thermal engineering of FAPbI3 perovskite material via radiative thermal annealing and in situ XRD " in the journal Nature Communications. The article demonstrates a new processing method for fabricating perovskite photovoltaics, which is a...

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of JILA pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Optics faculty part of $24M NSF grant for new imaging science center

Sept. 26, 2016

The Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE, will be headquartered at CU Boulder and will integrate several areas of imaging science and technology, including photon and electron-based imaging, advanced algorithms, big data analysis and adaptive imaging. Named for its relation to stroboscopic imaging, the center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology. http://www.colorado.edu/today/2016/09/26/24-million-nsf-grant-establish-...

Juliet Gopinath

Gopinath earns NSF CAREER Award

May 17, 2016

Assistant Professor Juliet Gopinath has received a 2016 CAREER Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. "We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives of all...

Closeup view of chip

Popovic plays lead role in breakthrough microprocessor chip

Jan. 12, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have developed a groundbreaking microprocessor chip that uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy.

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