Maximizing Design Flexibility For Multi-Layered And Diffractive Optical Components

A broad range of optical devices use nanostructured layers and surfaces to manipulate beams of light through diffraction and interference. Example devices include diffraction gratings, metasurfaces, diffractive optical elements, and metalenses. While the purpose and function of these devices can differ, they offer similar challenges from the point of view of simulation. In this white paper, ... » read more

Research Bits: May 23

DNA-based molecular computing Researchers at the University of Minnesota proposed a new method of biocomputing. Trumpet, or Transcriptional RNA Universal Multi-Purpose GatE PlaTform, uses biological enzymes as catalysts for DNA-based molecular computing. Researchers performed logic gate operations in test tubes using DNA molecules. A positive gate connection resulted in a phosphorescent glo... » read more