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HEDS – High Efficiency Double Spot Beam Splitter

DOEs for demanding and sensitive applications

Double spot beam splitters are diffractive optical elements (DOE) used for separating an incoming laser beam into two id…

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Stratio is Reaching Out to Developers to Bring Their Portable Spectrometer to the Masses

The LinkSquare SDK includes the spectrometer and software which enables users to collect spectral fingerprint data for f…

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THIN DIAMOND CRYSTAL REFLECTS MANY COLORS OF LIGHT IN ALL DIRECTIONS

The researchers studied the reflectivity of the cubic diamond-like inverse woodpile crystals by numerical calculations a…

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Stretchable hologram can switch between multiple images

To make their holograms, Ritesh Agarwal and colleagues turned to metasurfaces, which are flat, ultra-thin nanostructured…

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NIST Physicists Find a Way to Control Charged Molecules – with Quantum Logic

The NIST technique still uses a laser, but only to gently probe the

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Optical levitating nano-particle for stochastic bistable models

An ICFO study in Nature Communications demonstrates the full control of a nano-resonator in the nonlinear regime.

An optically levitated nanoparticle in vacuum is a clear example of a 3D nano-mechanical resonator. Optimally decoupled …

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Researchers develop transistors that can switch between two stable energy states

In the latest study, the researchers describe how optical and electrical bistable outputs are constructed from a single …

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Researchers demonstrated violation of Bell's inequality on frequency-bin entangled photon pairs

Making use of a specifically-developed slow light technique to reduce the velocity of light dramatically, researchers at…

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Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered

Quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen and his team at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing.

The nanoscale refrigerator developed by the research group at Aalto University solves a massive challenge: with its help…

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A Quantum Low Pass for Photons

Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons.

The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution…

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UCLA-led team develops tiny, stable and super-accurate clock component

New optical micro-oscillator could lead to next-generation timing, navigation and sensing applications

An optical oscillator is similar to a pendulum in a grandfather clock, only instead of a swinging motion to keep time, i…

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New Fiber-Based Sensor Could Quickly Detect Structural Problems in Bridges and Dams

Faster distributed sensor detects changes in temperature or strain at 1 million points over a 10-kilometer optical fiber

The new sensor is about 4.5 times faster than previously reported sensors with 1 million sensing points. Although there …

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TECHSPEC® λ/20 First Surface Mirrors provide industry-leading surface accuracy

Mirrors minimize reflected wavefront error

The coated surface is designed to face the incident light, minimizing energy loss by preventing the light from passing t…

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CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers,…

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Quantum-physical Model System

Computer-assisted methods aid Heidelberg physicists in reproducing experiment with ultracold atoms

A special laser configuration is used to generate a barrier that locks the atoms in a small area. If multiple wells are …

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Lab breakthrough in 3D printing of glass

The research could allow scientists to print glass that incorporates different refractive indices in a single flat optic…

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X-ray Microscope Optics Resolve 50-nm Features While Eliminating Chromatic Aberrations

An optical system for a full-field X-ray microscope eliminates chromatic aberrations that previously limited resolution capabilities

Researchers have developed an optical system for use in full-field X-ray microscopes that offers a more practical way to…

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Seeing is believing: diamond quantum sensor reveals how current flows in next generation materials

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional gra…

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The Dynamics of the Plasmonic Vortex

In order to produce tiny optical devices that rely on OAM, ultra-small wavelengths are required, which are not possible …

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‘Quantum simulator’ facilitates research into theoretical supermaterials

Experimental model system for exotic materials

The experiments conducted in Utrecht not only confirm the theoretical physicists’ predictions, but also provided new ins…

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