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Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining…

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On the cusp of quantum supremacy

The first step on a new path to quantum supremacy has been proposed by a mathematician from the University of Bristol.

In this paper, the researchers propose a family of quantum experiments based on a new approach, known as commuting quant…

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PPPL researchers combine quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of special relativity to clear up puzzles in plasma physics

Researchers have developed a theory of plasma waves that can infer these properties in greater detail than in standard a…

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Programmable ions set the stage for general-purpose quantum computers

A new quantum computer module combines proven techniques with advances in hardware and software.

Researchers have introduced the first fully programmable and reconfigurable quantum computer module. The new device, dub…

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Bridging the Gap Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds

Specifically, the team was interested in strong coupling in light-matter interactions where there are a large number of …

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Scientists brighten 2D atomically thin semiconductors using metamaterials

A team led by City College physics professor Vinod Menon demonstrates the use of metamaterials to enhance the light emis…

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New metamaterials can change properties with a flick of a light-switch

Material can lead to new optical devices

The researchers describe the metamaterial this week in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, and how its ability…

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Ultracompact Photodetector

Smallest Photodetector Worldwide for Optical Data Transmission – Publication in Optica

KIT researchers have now developed a novel type of photodetector that needs far less space than conventional ones. The c…

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Optical spring detects single molecules

Light circulating inside the cavity produces a force that makes the cavity vibrate, or quiver, creating the so-called op…

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Boxing with drops of tin

Gaining a better understanding of plasma formation for extreme ultraviolet light

A study into the acceleration and deformation of microscopically small tin drops by an intense laser pulse resulted in t…

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Physicists find a way of “bundling together” multiple elements of a quantum computer

Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a…

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Quantum leap in quest for digital speed and security

Researchers at UTS have found some of the brightest quantum emitters ever recorded. They’re also tuneable over a large s…

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Improving Internet with Mid-Wavelength Infrared

Novel phototransistor device could result in faster, cheaper Internet

FSO uses visible or infrared light to wirelessly transmit data through open air as opposed to using cables, which have l…

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International team of scientists unveils fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect

Direct correlation between temperature dependent generation of spin currents and atomic composition of interfaces found

The spin Seebeck effect belongs to the category of spin-thermoelectric effects. Previous work of the physicists at Mainz…

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Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale

Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments

The researchers took measurements for various laser strengths and surface temperatures. For the nanowire on silicon or s…

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Zygo Corporation enhances industry-leading Verifire™ laser interferometers with improved performance and value for precision optics manufacturing and quality control

The versatile Verifire product includes a continuously variable optical zoom that can be operated in horizontal or verti…

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A new type of quantum bits

In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realised?

A research team from Germany, France and Switzerland has realised quantum bits, short qubits, in a new form. One day, th…

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The Exception and its Rules

"Exceptional points" give rise to counter-intuitive physical effects. Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) make use of these phenomena to create a novel kind of wave guide, which is now being presented in the journal “Nature”.

No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser – all kinds of waves can be in …

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Pixel-array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

Research team from TU-Wien Center for Micro- and Nanostructures have developed a new ‘cooler’ sensing instrument thereby increasing energy, efficiency and enhancing mobility for diagnostic testing

The type of instrument developed by Harrer and his colleagues is known as a quantum cascade detector, or QCD. A QCD is a…

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Smart glass

UD researchers demonstrate prototype of low-cost device for energy-efficient windows, privacy panels

The transmittance of light through smart glass can be modulated, or controlled, when voltage, light or heat is applied, …

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