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Sound offers new directions in integrated photonics

By coupling light and sound on a silicon chip, Rakich’s team demonstrated that traveling ultrasound waves can produce no…

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INRS researchers create an invisibility cloak by manipulating colors of light

A new conceptual approach for rendering objects invisible under realistic conditions

The demonstrated one-dimensional invisibility cloak is already of potential interest for a variety of important applicat…

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'Optical rocket' created with intense laser light

In the Nebraska experiment, the laser pulses were focused in plasma. When electrons in the plasma were expelled from the…

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Could a 'demon' help to create a quantum computer?

Physicists implement a version of Maxwell's famous thought experiment for reducing entropy

The researchers use lasers to trap and cool atoms in a three-dimensional lattice with 125 positions arranged as a 5 by 5…

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A new scientific field: Quantum Metamaterials

Groundbreaking experiment applying metamaterials to quantum optics paves the way for new interdisciplinary area

The researchers have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to apply metamaterials to the field of quantum …

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Pristine quantum light source created at the edge of silicon chip

PROTECTED PATHWAYS FOR LIGHT OFFER A WAY TO STREAMLINE SINGLE PHOTON PRODUCTION

Scientists can generate quantum light using a natural color-changing process that occurs when a beam of light passes thr…

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Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser

Record set by Brazilian researchers can help make quantum computing feasible

The device that generates the entangled states - the optical parametric oscillator - consists of a small crystal between…

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Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

The researchers conclude that each of the features of quantum weirdness—entanglement and duality—precisely controls the …

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Yale researchers ‘teleport’ a quantum gate

The key principle behind this new work is quantum teleportation, a unique feature of quantum mechanics that has previous…

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Tilted pulses

Konstanz physicist Professor Peter Baum and his team now succeeded in spatially and temporally directing and controlling…

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Light Exchange

A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers

In the present study, reported in Nature Physics, Dayan and his team succeeded – for the first time – to create a logic …

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VLC Photonics launches a comprehensive report on silicon photonic foundries

Backed up by their long term relationship with all the major manufacturers of Photonic Integrated Circuits, VLC has comp…

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Luminit Announces Light Shaping Micro Optics Capabilities for LIDAR, Time of Flight, Facial ID and Eye/Head Tracking

The company now offers in-house direct-writing of masters to bring custom micro-optics design from conception to high volume production.

Luminit’s new capability in greyscale photolithography allows the creation of advanced refractive (micro lenses, prisms,…

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TECHSPEC® Fused Silica Wedge Prisms offer new laser line coating options

Ideal for beam steering applications using an Nd:YAG laser

Precision TECHSPEC® Fused Silica Wedge Prisms are optimized to ensure the highest level of system performance using tigh…

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Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation

The research began with Maxwell’s equations, which describe how light propagates in space and time. Using two principles…

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Low bandwidth? Use more colors at once

New ultrathin optic cavities allow simultaneous color production on an electronic chip

As researchers engineer solutions for eventually replacing electronics with photonics, a Purdue University-led team has …

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Physicists demonstrate new method to make single photons

In this method—called unconventional photon blockade—the quantum dot within the cavity is excited by light of a certain …

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Multi-purpose silicon chip created for quantum information processing

This small device can be used as a scientific tool to perform a wide array of quantum information experiments, while at …

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Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics

What makes the waveguide cladding so unique is anisotropy, meaning that the cladding design enables light to travel at d…

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Advancing undersea optical communications

Lincoln Laboratory researchers are applying narrow-beam laser technology to enable communications between underwater vehicles.

Once the two lasercom terminals have locked onto each other and are communicating, the relative position between the two…

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