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Lighting the way for quantum computing

Researchers at Tyndall have taken a step forward by making quantum dot light-emitting diodes that can produce entangled …

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Optical Clock Technology Tested in Space for the First Time

Satellite-based optical clocks could greatly increase precision of GPS

For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully op…

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Manipulating Quantum Order

In a recent pair of publications in Nature Communications, researchers report how they have combined magnetic fields and…

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World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level

The team has developed a completely new quantum simulator that can simulate the dynamics of a strongly correlated system…

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What a twist: silicon nanoantennas turn light around

A team of physicists have developed an unconventional nanoantenna that scatters light in a particular direction dependin…

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Carbon Nanotubes Couple Light and Matter

Scientists from Heidelberg and St Andrews work on the basics of new light sources from organic semiconductors

With their research on nanomaterials for optoelectronics, scientists have succeeded for the first time to demonstrate a …

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New technique introducing foreign atoms in optical trapping allows greater manipulation of nanoparticles

Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a dia…

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Twisted light record boosts secure communication

Optical communications could be enhanced by controlling the amount of twist in the light, allowing you to send more info…

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Ultra-precision in optical manufacturing

Lenses with a surface accuracy in the nanometer range are behind ever more accurate laser and optical systems. Manufactu…

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Edmund Optics® augments 25 mm TECHSPEC® Precision Aspheric Lens Line

Broadband AR coatings available

Designed and manufactured by Edmund Optics, Precision Aspheric Lenses are ideal for applications including focusing the …

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Manchester researchers a step closer to developing quantum computing

Researchers from The University of Manchester have taken a significant step closer to demonstrate that it is possible to…

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University of Utah engineers develop invisibility cloak for high-tech processing chips

Now you see it, now you don't

Researchers have developed a cloaking device for microscopic photonic integrated devices — the building blocks of photon…

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Trickling electrons

Close to absolute zero, the particles exhibit their quantum nature

What would happen if an electric current no longer flowed, but trickled instead? This was the question investigated by r…

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Physicists from Stuttgart created a liquid from an ultracold atomic gas for the first time

Scientists from the University of Stuttgart accomplished the observation of a new quantum liquid

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Two Paths at Once: Watching the Buildup of Quantum Superpositions

Scientists observe how quantum superpositions build up in a helium atom within femtoseconds. Just like in the famous double-slit experiment, there are two ways to reach the final outcome.

When a laser pulse transfers enough energy to one of the electrons in the helium atom, the electron is ripped out of the…

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3D VISUALIZATION IN FREE SPACE BY MEANS OF LASER

The massive light intensities in the focus of such pulses could stimulate the air molecules through nonlinear ionization…

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Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled m…

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Solitons: Waves that Act Like Particles

ITMO University researchers found out specific conditions of a laser medium in which a new type of topological solitons …

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Utrecht researchers find path for light through opaque materials

Playing ping pong with light to find open channels

The shape of the wave front - the front edge of the light wave - determines the degree to which the light can penetrate …

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A zeptosecond stopwatch for the microcosm

For the first time ever, physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have recorded an internal atomic event with an accuracy of a trillionth of a billionth of a second.

The researchers shone an attosecond-long, extremely ultraviolet light pulse onto a helium atom to excite the electrons. …

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