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Quantum optical sensor for the first time tested in space – with a laser system from Berlin

The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated even in harsh environments like space – a pr…

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Flat lens opens a broad world of color

First metalens to work across a continuous bandwidth allows new control of light

The team has developed the first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green. This b…

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D-Wave Announces D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer and First System Order

Latest generation system, available this quarter for shipment, solves larger problems faster

D-Wave's leap from 1000 qubits to 2000 qubits is a major technical achievement and an important advance for the emerging…

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New ‘needle pulse’ beam pattern packs a punch

Industrial applications might include any form of laser materials processing that involves putting as much light as poss…

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Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

For the first time, Professor Karimi’s team was able to clone the photons that transmit information, namely the single c…

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Quantum RAM: modelling the big questions with the very small

The team constructed a proof-of-principle quantum simulator using a photon – a single particle of light – interacting wi…

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Thin, flexible, light-absorbent material could be used in energy and stealth applications

The absorber relies on optical phenomena known as surface plasmon resonances, which are collective movements of free ele…

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Colours of light revealed in time-stretch breakthrough

Professor Thomson and his team have created a new way to analyse these colours, using advanced photonic devices, such as…

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Cleaning up quantum devices

The advancement of quantum computing faces a tremendous challenge in improving the reproducibility and robustness of qua…

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RESEARCHERS TRANSMIT 10 BIT OF INFORMATION WITH A SINGLE PHOTON

Using an innovative method, University of Twente researchers have now managed to transmit no less than 10.5 bits of info…

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Traffic jam in empty space

New success for Konstanz physicists in studying the quantum vacuum

An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstan…

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Directly Measuring the Degree of Quantum Coherence

Quantum coherence, also known as quantum superposition, is the most essential property that distinguishes quantum mechan…

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New measurement head for the centering measurement of IR lens systems

At the 2017 Photonics West, TRIOPTICS GmbH will be introducing a centering test system for IR lens systems with significantly improved measurement quality.

The new OptiCentric® IR is characterized by its dual band measurement head that allows measurements in the VIS and MWIR …

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Quantum phase transition observed for the first time

Photon-blockade breakdown observed experimentally -- Theoretical predictions verified

One example of a phase transition at the quantum level is the photon-blockade breakdown, which was only discovered two

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Si-Ware Systems Introduces First Fully Integrated Chip-Sized Spectral Sensor for Industrial and Consumer Markets

NeoSpectra Micro Offers Unprecedented NIR Spectral Range and High Performance for Food, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Applications

The device is small enough and thin enough to be incorporated into a smart phone case or designed into an existing mobil…

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Black holes on an electronic chip

Physicists find a simple way to create black holes in the lab

Additionally, the underlying research may be useful for quantum technologies. Entanglement is one of the key ingredients…

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Novel Liquid Crystal Could Triple Sharpness of Today's Televisions

By upping the pixels per inch, new material could enable more realistic virtual reality displays

The researchers report how combining the new liquid crystal with a special performance-enhancing electrode structure can…

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Infrared links could simplify data center communications

The Free-space optical Inter-Rack nEtwork with high FLexibilitY — or Firefly — architecture is a joint project of Penn S…

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Scientists have simplified the simulation of high-precision optical instruments

The researchers’ paper, presenting a description of the method which enables complex optical devices to be designed on g…

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A new approach to 3-D holographic displays greatly improves the image quality

With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, KAIST researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the performance of 3D dynamic holographic displays by 2,600 times.

To create a 3D hologram that can be viewed without special equipment such as 3D glasses, the wavefront of light must be …

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