Transforming infrared into visible light cheaply and efficiently
GIF of red laser impinging onto the appearing cluster, inducing a glow and the emission of a white-light laser. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the June 10, 2016, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by N.W. Rosemann at Philipps-Universität Marburg in Marburg, Germany, and colleagues was titled, “A highly efficient directional molecular white-light emitter driven by a continuous-wave laser diode.”
Nils W. Rosemann
Researchers have developed a compound that can transform near-infrared light into broadband white-light, offering a cheap, efficient means to produce visible light.
The emitted light is also exceedingly directional, a desirable quality for devices like microscopes that require high spatial resolution, or for applications with high throughput, such as projection systems. Nils Wilhelm Rosemann and colleagues designed their compound of tin and sulfur, and with a diamondoid-like structure, then coating this scaffolding with organic ligands.
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