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Penn Engineers’ ‘Photonic Doping’ Makes Class of Metamaterials Easier to Fabricate

Rather than engineer complicated periodic structures that significantly alter the optical and magnetic properties of suc…

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Nanoparticle-polymer composites boost holographic data prospects

Using changes in refractive index to optically record data, holograms record in three dimensions instead of being limite…

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Toward “valleytronic” devices for data storage or computer logic systems

Researchers have discovered a new way to tune electronic energy levels in some 2-D materials.

Now, in a paper published today in the journal Science, researchers led by Nuh Gedik, an associate professor of physics …

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Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Scientists are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites that allow greater freedom in designing and fabricating efficient optoelectronic devices.

Industrial and consumer applications could include low cost solar cells, LEDs, laser diodes, detectors, and other nano-o…

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IBM Researchers Store Data on World’s Smallest Magnet -- a Single Atom

Scientists use IBM-invented, Nobel prize-winning microscope to demonstrate technology that could in the future store all songs on iTunes library on the area of a credit card

Future scanning tunneling microscope studies will investigate the potential of performing quantum information processing…

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New material helps record data with light

These particles act as a transitional form between photons and electrons so the researchers believe that with excitons, …

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New optical sensors withstand harsh conditions

The chip contains no metal or electrical components and needs no wiring. Instead, the light is sent light through a thin…

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Artificial magnetic fields for photons

Light particles do not usually react to magnetic fields. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown how photons can still …

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Ultra high purity fused silica (UV grade fused silica)

Plan Optik AG produces wafers from this high purity material in 100, 150 and 200 mm diameter. Thickness of these wafers …

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Synopsys Releases CODE V 11.0 with New SpecBuilder and SpecEvaluator Tools

Latest Release Helps Optical Designers Build Project Specifications and Manage Design and Performance Goals

In CODE V release 11.0, designers can use the SpecBuilder tool to create a comprehensive table of specs and goals tailor…

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EV GROUP BREAKS SPEED AND ACCURACY BARRIER IN MASK ALIGNMENT LITHOGRAPHY FOR SEMICONDUCTOR ADVANCED PACKAGING

New IQ Aligner NT achieves double throughput and alignment accuracy over previous-generation platform; opens up new applications for EVG lithography solutions

Featuring high-intensity and high-uniformity exposure optics, new wafer handling hardware, full 200-mm and 300-mm wafer …

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Physicists design a device inspired by sonic screwdriver

The team had proven the concept of a diamond-based quantum device to perform similar functions to these science fiction …

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Towards mastering terahertz waves?

Scientists from the University of Geneva have perfected a technique based on the usage of graphene, that allows for terahertz waves to be controlled accurately, paving the way for numerous applications

Working within the framework of the European project Graphene Flagship, scientists have made a graphene-based transistor…

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How quantum mechanics is working to protect security online

Scrambled and indecipherable messages are the back bone of the internet as we know it.

These devices distribute cryptographic keys using the quantum properties of entanglement, superposition and the absolute…

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New Design Results in Compact, Highly Efficient Frequency Comb

Made with the new material, the compact QCL frequency comb is one order of magnitude more efficient and emits more than …

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Lead dressed like gold: Laser-altered molecules cast alchemy in a different light

This ability could have implications for optical computing, a type of computing in which electrons are replaced by photo…

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IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

IBM unveils roadmap for commercial “IBM Q” quantum systems - Releases API for developers to build interfaces between quantum computers and classical computers

The IBM Quantum Experience enables anyone to connect to IBM’s quantum processor via the IBM Cloud, to run algorithms and…

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MIT researchers create new form of matter

Supersolid is crystalline and superfluid at the same time.

By using lasers to manipulate a superfluid gas known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, the team was able to coax the conden…

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Amino acids twist semiconductor into helices 

The authors captured videos of photons swirling around the semiconductor helices. Their measurements and computer simula…

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Scientists develop spectacles for X-ray lasers

Tailor-made corrective glasses permit unparalleled concentration of X-ray beam

An international team of scientists has tailored special X-ray glasses to concentrate the beam of an X-ray laser stronge…

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