Skip to main content
Email Print Share

News From the Field

Shooting Light a Curve

August 11, 2011

plasmonic airy beam Paving the way for fast-as-light, ultra-compact communication systems and optoelectronic devices, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have developed a technique for steering the curved path of plasmonic Airy beams--combinations of laser light and quasi-particles called surface plasmon polaritons. Full Story

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page:
NSF News:
For the News Media:
Science and Engineering Statistics:
Awards Searches: