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‘TWISTED’ LIGHT COULD ILLUMINATE NEW PATH FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

The researchers examined the effects on both the phase and intensity of OAM carrying light over a real link in an urban …

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Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact

Placing nanodisks in groups can change their vibrational frequencies

Yi used two sets of laser beams to test the resonance of the groups. A pulse laser was used to strike the disks, which a…

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Scientists write ‘traps’ for light with tiny ink droplets

The printing-based approach, jointly developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the Hitachi Cambridge L…

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TECHSPEC® VIS-NIR coated Achromatic Lenses optimized to correct on-axis spherical and chromatic aberrations

Nine new models available

These versatile lenses consist of two optical components cemented together to form a doublet and provide a low-cost alte…

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Researchers bring optical communication onto silicon chips

Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers describe a light emitter and detector that …

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New ’building material’ points toward quantum computers

A Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce Majorana particles in a new

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A step closer to understanding quantum mechanics: Swansea University’s physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocol

For most everyday experiences, such as riding a bicycle, using a lift or catching a ball, classical (Newtonian) mechanics is perfectly accurate.

In their theory study, published in Physical Review X, high-energy physicist Professor Gert Aarts together with Dr Marku…

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Quantum computers demand new encryption

One major advantage of the solutions the research team has developed is that they do not require new infrastructure. The…

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Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behavior

The researchers used lasers to create a grid to trap the ultracold atoms in place. The grid, known as an optical lattice…

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Novel “converter” invented by NUS scientists heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

Invention bagged four patents and could potentially make microprocessor chips work 1,000 times faster

Plasmons, which are waves of electrons that move along the surface of a metal after it is struck by photons, holds great…

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10 years of the trapped rainbow: the revolution of slow light

Often, because light travels so fast, it doesn’t interact much with matter. By slowing it down

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Research demonstrates method to alter coherence of light

In a finding that could have broad applications in optical devices, Brown University researchers have shown that they can transform incoherent light to almost fully coherent and vice versa.

In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers show that they can use surface plasmon polaritons …

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Extreme Light Trapping

New nanomaterials technique bends light, pushing the limit of thin-film absorption in solar and water-splitting applications

The photonic crystal forces light to bend in a deterministic manner, rather than random scattering or surface effects

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Quantum Simulator: First Functioning Component

Superconducting Quantum Simulator Outperforms Conventional Computer and May Simulate Complex Biological Processes, such as Plant Metabolism

The interaction between light and matter in photosynthesis, for instance when, sunlight shines on a leaf, can be describ…

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Researchers get first look at electrons escaping atoms

Advance could eventually spawn new states of matter

The technique the researchers used is called RABBITT, or Reconstruction of Attosecond Beating By Interfering Two-photon …

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MIPT scientists revisit optical constants of ultrathin gold films

Researchers at MIPT have conducted highly precise measurements of the optical constants of ultrathin gold films with thi…

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Visible graphene plasmons from electrons

ICFO researchers propose a method to generate graphene visible plasmons from electron tunnelling.

In a recent study, research group at ICFO, have proposed a new theoretical methodology to generate visible plasmons in g…

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Quantum light makes better measurements

Published in Nature Photonics, researchers from Griffith University’s Centre of Quantum Dynamics have demonstrated that …

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A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms

Researchers at UNIGE have demonstrated the entanglement between 16 million atoms in a crystal crossed by a single photon, confirming the theory behind the quantum networks of the future

Scientists at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, recently reengineered their data processing, demonstrating that 16 …

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EV Group and SwissLitho to Develop Joint Nanoimprint Lithography Solution for 3D Optical Structures with Single-Nanometer Accuracy

First-of-its-kind solution combines high resolution and 3D printing capabilities of SwissLitho NanoFrazor system with high throughput and cost-effectiveness of EVG’s SmartNIL® technology

EVG and SwissLitho will initially target the joint solution for developing diffractive optical elements and other relate…

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