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Squeezing light into new miniature devices

IBS develops new optical circuit components to manipulate light

Using surface plasmons in silver nanowires and 2D semiconductors like molybdenum disulphide, IBS scientists built three …

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Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics

A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics…

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NIST Debuts Dual Atomic Clock — and a New Stability Record

Both the ytterbium and strontium clocks tick at optical frequencies, much higher than the microwave frequencies of cesiu…

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New method for analyzing crystal structure

Exotic materials called photonic crystals reveal their internal characteristics with new method.

But to understand exactly how light of various colors and from various directions moves through photonic crystals requir…

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Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-sc…

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More reliable way to produce single photons

Researchers have implemented a new way to improve the performance of single-photon sources using fibre-optics and fast o…

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Physicists film first 'tango' of an electron pair in an atom

An experiment proposed by a Kansas State University physicist and executed by an international team has succeeded in dem…

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Signal transmission in a photonic computer without losses

And it is these devices that will lead to revolutionary changes in computer technology in the near future. The study was…

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Capturing an elusive spectrum of light

Researchers led by EPFL have built ultra-high quality optical cavities for the elusive mid-infrared spectral region, pav…

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New Quantum States for Better Quantum Memories

How can quantum information be stored as long as possible? An important step forward in the development of quantum memories has been achieved by a research team of TU Wien.

A research team at TU Wien has now taken an important step forward in the development of new quantum storage concepts

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A new technique for structural color, inspired by birds

Disordered nanonetwork produces robust and vibrant colors for vehicles, biomimetic tissues and camouflage

This research shows of how disordered materials can be turned into an extremely powerful technology, which can enable la…

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Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech

In this latest move, Microsoft is increasing its investment in the development of topological qubits, one of the five ro…

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Single photon converter – a key component of quantum internet

A Polish-British team of physicists has constructed and tested a compact, efficient converter capable of modifying the q…

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Designer materials create miniature computer circuits

Two-dimensional materials could bring smaller, faster computer circuits to realisation.

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new method of creating optoelectronic circuits using graphe…

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Innovative Technique to Curtail Illegal Copying of Digital Media

A new method creates invisible optical watermarks to protect images, videos and books from counterfeit distribution

In today’s digital world it can be challenging to prevent photos, videos and books from being illegally copied and distr…

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Toward X-ray movies

Low-power tabletop source of ultrashort electron beams could replace car-size laboratory devices.

In the journal Optica, researchers at MIT, the German Synchrotron, and the University of Hamburg in Germany describe a n…

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Speeding up digital performance using engineered light

In an experiment carried out at MPQ, the fastest ever switching of electric currents in semiconductors has been achieved with few-cycle laser pulses.

These findings pave the way for the design of optically controlled semiconductor electronic devices that can operate at …

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Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light

This new technique shows that it is possible to create a qubit faster than with all the methods that have been used unti…

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New records set up with "Screws of Light"

The research team has succeeded in breaking two novel records while experimenting with so-called twisted particles of li…

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The PolyPhotonics project starts in Berlin: Fraunhofer HHI and partners develop market-ready polymer chips for many applications

For the first time, the network partners will be able to implement comprehensive solutions using optical components made…

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