A different kind of light

KAUST Discovery - A different kind of light


"The International Year of Light in 2015 marks 1,000 years since Ibn Al-Haytham's pioneering work on optics, Kitab al-Manazir. Since then, light has grown ever more intrinsic in our lives, from fiber optic cables that are the conduit of modern communication to the blinking LEDs that inform and entertain us."

"While the advent of light-emitting diodes (LED) has changed the picture, KAUST’s research is going beyond this stage to develop solid-state lighting solutions based on lasers."