Image of the Day: Lipid Lasers

Dyed oil droplets (yellow) inserted into fat cells respond to pulses of light by emitting focused beams, turning the cells into tiny “lasers” (cell nuclei shown in light blue; collagen shown in dark blue).

The Scientist Staff
Jul 28, 2015

MAJAZ HUMAR AND SEOK HYUN YUN

(See “Intracellular microlasers,” Nature Photonics, 2015.)