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Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?

Versatile optomechanical beams have potential applications in biology, chemistry, electronics.

Struck by light, the mechanical beam reflects the photons, and recoils in the process, creating small vibrations in the …

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New 3-D display takes the eye fatigue out of virtual reality

Innovative technology mimics the depth cues our eyes are accustomed to in the real-world

The new display presents actual 3D images using an approach called optical mapping. This is done by dividing a digital d…

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New metrology technique measures electric fields

American scientists have developed an innovative, atomic resonance-based method to measure electric fields that allows for self-calibration and improved spatial resolution

EIT involves a medium that normally absorbs light, and uses a system of two lasers tuned to the transition between state…

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Advanced Micro-Optics: Additive Manufacturing Overcomes Design Constraints

Photonic Professional GT sets benchmarks in microfabrication

Using Nanoscribe´s 3D printer Photonic Professional GT, which is based on the technique of two-photon-polymerization, a …

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Toward optical quantum computing

Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature.

An efficient way to make photons interact could open new prospects for both classical optics and quantum computing, an e…

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Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene.

Quantum nanoscope paper published in Science

The experiments were performed with ultra-high quality graphene. To excite and image the ultra-slow ripples of light in …

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Researchers discover shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption network

Precise Earth-based measurements of optical signals from satellite show that equipment already in space can be adapted for extremely secure data encryption

In a new study, researchers demonstrate ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by a laser aboard a satellite 3…

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"Hot" Electrons Move Faster Than Expected

New study opens the door to solid-state devices that use excited electrons

For the first time, engineers and scientists at Caltech have been able to directly observe the ultrafast motion of elect…

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Optoelectronic Inline Measurement – Accurate to the Nanometer

With the development of fast control electronics, the sensors can adapt to rapidly changing measuring conditions within …

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New system allows optical “deep learning”

Neural networks could be implemented more quickly using new photonic technology.

Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has developed a new approach to such computations, using light instead o…

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Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors

For the first time, the researchers managed to measure the exact energy levels and identified that the ultrafast energy …

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Holey pattern boosts coherence of nanomechanical membrane vibrations

But the record-high coherence of the devices created in the present work is already attractive for a number of applicati…

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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017: Creating your future products with smart solutions from Jenoptik

Jenoptik will also be showcasing its highly efficient laser bars at the trade fair, which have been proven their worth i…

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Probability Waves Could Be Used as “Tractor Beams” to Control Nanoobjects

Tractor beams first became a topic of conversation two centuries ago in science fiction: the term implied a beam of ligh…

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Neural networks take on quantum entanglement

Techniques that enable computers to learn can also describe complex quantum systems.

The result was a more complete account of the capabilities of certain neural networks to represent quantum states. In pa…

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Qioptiq Introduces New UV LINOS F-Theta-Ronar Lens for 340-360nm

70mmTelecentric F-Theta-Ronar Lens Delivers Increased Scan Field and Small Spot Size for Laser Material Processing Industry

The UV F-Theta-Ronar Lens for 340-360nm includes an angle corrected coating for stable transmission over the entire scan…

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The entire World of Photonics in a single event

The World of Photonics Congress 2015 recorded 5,500 participants attending more than 2,700 scientific and practically-or…

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German quantum initiative QUTEGA starts with optical single ion clock

The goal of the project led by TOPTICA Photonics AG and the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is to realize a …

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Nature: Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 terabits per second – publication in Nature

The team exploits optical solitons circulating in silicon nitride microresonators to generate broadband optical frequenc…

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How to Reduce Shockwaves in Quantum Beam Experiments

Aeronautic engineering provided the answer

Cold-beam experiments are conducted in labs around the world to observe atoms and molecules behaving in a quantum manner…

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