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Periodic stack tunes into photonics market

Nanoimprinting method simplifies the fabrication of tunable optical filters

CNTs en route for nanophotonic applications

IBM integrates electrically-driven carbon nanotube emitter with optical microcavity

Feathered photonic crystal takes off

Peacock feather tunes the optical emission of embedded ZnO nanoparticles

Practical Y-splitter channels plasmons

Miniaturized photonic circuits could benefit from branched plasmonic waveguide

Light probes mechanical properties of viruses

Nanoscale pathogens are much more rigid than expected

PhOREMOST maps out future of nanophotonics

EU network highlights potential applications and flags up technical challenges in new report

Nanowire grid boosts LCD performance

UCF group and LCD maker join forces to bring brighter, thinner and cheaper devices to the market

Nanowires light up photonic crystal waveguides

Hybrid structure offers a pathway to efficient light injection

Nanoprobes encourage liquid to reveal all

Chemical analysis is just one of many applications for nanoscale corona discharge

Tuneable emissions from zinc oxide QDs

Dispersions of nanoparticles could help to extract more light from LEDs

Nanolaser tunes in excess of 100 nm

Charles Lieber's group unveils nanowire lasers capable of emitting between 365 and 494 nm

Silk worms produce biocompatible optics

Cocoons could deliver implantable optics with nanometre-scale features

Obducat gets $12m nanoimprint tool order

Photonic crystal LEDs drive interest in nanoimprint lithography

In brief: research round-up

Nanotube growth kinetics, cell labelling, photonic crystals and more...

Nanosphere-coated LEDs emit white light

Opal-like layer of fluorescent nanospheres gives smooth white-light emission

Gold nanocones prove a point

Field emission displays are just one of many applications for transfer printing process

UV laser builds structures atom-by-atom

Laser source looks promising for atomic nanofabrication

Actuator design offers nanoimprint upgrade

Nanopositioning tool set to simplify ultra-high precision layer-over-layer fabrication

CNTs take the heat out of LEDs

Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes help high-brightness LEDs to stay cool

Nanoimprint lithography improves OLEDs

Technique could increase the light-emitting efficiency of organic LEDs by 40%