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Lightwave controlled nanoscale electron acceleration sets the pace

Extremely short electron bunches are key to many new applications including ultrafast electron microscopy and table-top free-electron lasers.

A team of physicists has now shown how electrons can be accelerated in an extreme and well-controlled way with laser lig…

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Ions in the spotlight

Experiment by Freiburg physicists published in science journal

An extremely bright laser is used to trap the ion in its beam without compelling additional movement. A few years ago it…

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TINY DIAMONDS LIGHT THE WAY FOR NEW QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES

Macquarie University researchers have made a single tiny diamond shine brightly at room temperature, a behaviour known a…

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Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interaction

Researchers in Singapore use a super-resolution imaging technique to strengthen photon interaction with atoms

It's not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. Howe…

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JENOPTIK Optical Systems LLC Now Offers Quick Turn ICT Optic Solutions

Industry leader Jenoptik Optical Systems’ Microoptics business unit in Huntsville, AL is pleased to announce the offering of standard silicon optics solutions.

These lenses will be available in volumes as low as 100 to provide benchmark testing, and up to hundreds of thousands fo…

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Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

New technology from IBM Research could be used to create an inexpensive sensor network that autonomously monitors for natural gas leaks

The spectrometer is based on silicon photonics technology, which means it is an optical device made of silicon, the mate…

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Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation

In a significant breakthrough, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, have devised a high powe…

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Nanomagnets Levitate Thanks to Quantum Physics

Quantum physicists in Oriol Romero-Isart’s research group in Innsbruck show in two current publications that, despite Ea…

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Smaller is better: Shrinking the superconducting qubit

Researchers of Delft University published their research today in Nature Partner Journal Quantum Information, showing a …

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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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