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Scientists at WPI Develop a Novel Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material that Moves in Response to Light

In a paper in Scientific Reports, the WPI team describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers, more efficient solar cells, and optical telecommunications systems.

The material could be used to make micro-actuators for rotating mirrors in optical telecommunications systems

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D-Wave Systems Previews 2000-Qubit Quantum System

The new system also introduces control features that allow users to tune the quantum computational process to solve prob…

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Coherence vs. Control

Researchers at UCSB explore the delicate balance between coherence and control with a simple but complete platform for quantum processing

By engineering the pulse sequences used to manipulate the spins of the photons in their system, the researchers created …

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Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums

Extremely accurate measurements of microwave signals can potentially be used for data encryption based on quantum cryptography and other purposes.

Researchers have developed a new method of measuring microwave signals extremely accurately. This method can be used for…

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Weakness is good… when controlling light

Study reports how new weak control laser beam could boost computer chips

A new study reports that researchers have demonstrated a way to control light with light using one third — in some cases…

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JILA Team Spots Elusive Intermediate Compound in Atmospheric Chemistry

JILA researchers are performing chemistry in a new way, fully controlling reactions by artificial means instead of relyi…

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Taylor Hobson Unveils The New Luphoscan 260 HD

Taylor Hobson Unveils The New Luphoscan 260 HD, Taking Precision Measurement Of Optical Surfaces To The Next Level

The new generation instruments provide an industry first with instrument accuracy better than

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Novel light sources made of 2D materials

Such two-photon sources are interesting for the following reason: They can be used to transfer information

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Development of Flexible Optical Design Method for Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

NICT paves a way for realizing a high detection efficiency with an ultralow noise

NICT has succeeded in the development of flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detec…

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Canon successfully develops world’s first indium phosphide immersion grating

Compared with typical reflective elements, immersion gratings enable spectrometers that are smaller in size and realize …

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The quantum sniffer dog

A laser and detector in one: a microscopic sensor has been developed at TU Wien, which can be used to identify different gases simultaneously.

One ring emits the laser light which passes through the gas before being reflected back by a mirror. The second ring the…

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Precise quantum cloning: Possible pathway to secure communication

Physicists create best ever quantum clones

The new cloning method uses high performance optical amplifiers to clone light encoded with quantum information -- it is…

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Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking

Kansas State University researchers are part of an international team that has used a molecule's own electrons to scatte…

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University of Calgary physicists create nano-sized device with huge potential in field of quantum computing

Paul Barclay and his team make the first-ever nano-sized optical resonator from a single crystal of diamond

The researchers have made the first-ever nano-sized optical resonator (or optical cavity) from a single crystal of diamo…

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Researchers create 3-D full-color holographic images with nanomaterials

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color h…

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Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches

A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold…

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Move Over, Lasers: Scientists Can Now Create Holograms from Neutrons, Too

For the first time, a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have used neutro…

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The nanostructured cloak of invisibility

Scientists manipulate surfaces in such a manner that they hardly reflect any light and practically become invisible

This gradual refractive index change has the effect that the layer hardly reflects any of the incoming light. Instead, a…

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Stanford researchers create new special-purpose computer that may someday save us billions

Combining optical and electronic technology, Stanford researchers have made a new type of computer that can solve problems that are a challenge for traditional computers.

Combining optical and electronic technology, Stanford researchers have made a new type of computer that can solve

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Speeding up electronics with light

By using ultrafast laser flashes, scientists at Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics generated and measured the fastes…

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