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Theoretical physicists at UNM manipulate light with nanoscale objects

Results advance understanding of periodic arrays in nanostructures

The overarching goal of the research was to open and further new paths in plasmonics, a field of research that focuses o…

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Lightmatter to Accelerate AI Development with First-of-its-Kind Chip Powered by Light

Company closes $11 million Series A from Matrix Partners and Spark Capital to bring revolutionary chip to market

Through patented technology developed at MIT, Lightmatter has created a silicon chip that uses light signals, rather tha…

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New controls scale quantum chips

We've developed a technique that enables us to reduce interference between qubits as we add more and more qubits to a ch…

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Optical Atomic Clocks with Perfect Excitation

Scientists from PTB present a perturbation-free laser pulse scheme for precision measurements on atoms

In essence, the first pulse triggers an oscillation between the atomic states. The second pulse serves to check whether …

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Quantum 'hack' to unleash computing power

Modifying surface codes can improve error correction 400 percent

The theoretical breakthrough from the team of David Tuckett, Professor Stephen Bartlett and Associate Professor Steven F…

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Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas

Optical rectennas operate by coupling the light’s electromagnetic field to an antenna, in this case an array of multiwal…

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New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

To capture one of the shortest quantum events possible, the researchers used a technique known as optical gating. Simil…

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Stanford researchers discover a new way of generating ultra-short bursts of light

A close relative of the laser has been confined to the lab due to its finicky nature, but a recent discovery may now bring the technology into a range of applications from health care to environmental science.

The light source these researchers study consists of an initial step where pulses of light from a traditional laser are …

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Changing the color of light

An integrated metasurface converts colors of light over broadband inside a waveguide

Researchers have developed a system to convert one wavelength of light into another without the need to phase match. The…

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USTC Firstly Achieve A Practical Heisenberg-limited Quantum Metrology

As a new field of quantum information, quantum metrology aims to realize better precision beyond classical methods with …

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Mysteries of Nickel Oxide – a Promising Spintronic Material – Are Revealed

UC Riverside team determines how electron spins interact with crystal lattice in nickel oxide

The team was able to accomplish this task by using Raman spectroscopy with an ultraviolet laser, instead of conventional…

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Penn Engineering Research Gives Optical Switches the ‘Contrast’ of Electronic Transistors

In a paper published in Nature Communications, the researchers have taken an important step: precisely controlling the m…

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A New Architecture for Miniaturization of Atomic Clocks Exploiting a Piezoelectric-Thin-Film Vibration

From a rack-mount system toward a microchip

Transferring this technology to practical applications will make it possible to incorporate the atomic clock into smartp…

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Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots

The physicists studied what are known as quantum dots, artificial atoms in a semiconductor, which the new method was abl…

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From spin to light: two Delft scientists separately bring together two worlds

Electrons trapped in silicon as qubits can now only make direct contact with their nearest neighbours. Lieven Vandersype…

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Quantum control

Scientists develop quantum metamaterial from complex twin qubits

An international team consisting of Russian and German scientists has made a breakthrough in the creation of seemingly i…

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TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors exhibit less than 50Å RMS surface roughness

Mirror family offers more than 40 models

TECHSPEC® Low Scatter Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors precisely direct and focus incident collimated light at a specific angl…

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Better than a hologram: BYU study produces 3D images that float in 'thin air'

Research in Nature outlines method to make the images of science fiction

A 3D image that floats in air, that you can walk all around and see from every angle, is actually called a volumetric im…

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Self-tuning optical resonator

Optics Letter selects ICFO study as one of the top downloaded papers of December 2017.

In the study published in Optics Letters, and highlighted as one of the top downloads of the month of December 2017, the…

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Holography, LIDAR on the cheap: Nanoparticle gel controls twisted light with magnetism

A cost-effective, room temperature solution to magnetic control of twisted light could enable mass-market 3-D displays, …

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