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Optical levitating nano-particle for stochastic bistable models

An ICFO study in Nature Communications demonstrates the full control of a nano-resonator in the nonlinear regime.

An optically levitated nanoparticle in vacuum is a clear example of a 3D nano-mechanical resonator. Optimally decoupled …

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Researchers develop transistors that can switch between two stable energy states

In the latest study, the researchers describe how optical and electrical bistable outputs are constructed from a single …

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Researchers demonstrated violation of Bell's inequality on frequency-bin entangled photon pairs

Making use of a specifically-developed slow light technique to reduce the velocity of light dramatically, researchers at…

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Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing.

The nanoscale refrigerator developed by the research group at Aalto University solves a massive challenge: with its help…

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A Quantum Low Pass for Photons

Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons.

The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution…

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UCLA-led team develops tiny, stable and super-accurate clock component

New optical micro-oscillator could lead to next-generation timing, navigation and sensing applications

An optical oscillator is similar to a pendulum in a grandfather clock, only instead of a swinging motion to keep time, i…

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New Fiber-Based Sensor Could Quickly Detect Structural Problems in Bridges and Dams

Faster distributed sensor detects changes in temperature or strain at 1 million points over a 10-kilometer optical fiber

The new sensor is about 4.5 times faster than previously reported sensors with 1 million sensing points. Although there …

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TECHSPEC® λ/20 First Surface Mirrors provide industry-leading surface accuracy

Mirrors minimize reflected wavefront error

The coated surface is designed to face the incident light, minimizing energy loss by preventing the light from passing t…

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CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers,…

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Quantum-physical Model System

Computer-assisted methods aid Heidelberg physicists in reproducing experiment with ultracold atoms

A special laser configuration is used to generate a barrier that locks the atoms in a small area. If multiple wells are …

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Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

The research could allow scientists to print glass that incorporates different refractive indices in a single flat optic…

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X-ray Microscope Optics Resolve 50-nm Features While Eliminating Chromatic Aberrations

An optical system for a full-field X-ray microscope eliminates chromatic aberrations that previously limited resolution capabilities

Researchers have developed an optical system for use in full-field X-ray microscopes that offers a more practical way to…

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Seeing is believing: diamond quantum sensor reveals how current flows in next generation materials

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional gra…

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The Dynamics of the Plasmonic Vortex

In order to produce tiny optical devices that rely on OAM, ultra-small wavelengths are required, which are not possible …

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‘Quantum simulator’ facilitates research into theoretical supermaterials

Experimental model system for exotic materials

The experiments conducted in Utrecht not only confirm the theoretical physicists’ predictions, but also provided new ins…

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Establishing the boundaries of quantum secure communications

This is a breakthrough result because it establishes the ultimate performance that any point-to-point protocol of QKD ca…

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Graphene ‘phototransistor’ promising for optical technologies

New findings show the device is responsive to light even when the silicon carbide is illuminated at distances far from t…

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Physicists image individual molecules by watching them absorb light

Their first light beam has a specific color which only the targeted molecules can absorb. This causes them to heat up a …

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Model for Multivalley Polaritons

IBS scientists model the formation of multivalleys in semiconductor microcavities, bringing new ideas to the emerging valleytronics field

Although polaritons are formed by the coupling of photons and excitons, the research team modeled the two components

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Interfacing cold atoms and photonic crystals

Spin-motion coupling as a dominant phenomenon in hybrid systems of atoms and photonic crystals in Nature Communications.

In a one-dimensional photonic crystal waveguide with short-range interactions, they find a rich phase diagram of emergen…

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