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Poof! The Weird Case of the X-ray that Came Out Blank

A ‘Nonlinear’ Effect that Seemingly Turns Materials Transparent is Seen for the First Time in X-rays at SLAC’s LCLS

The observation is a milestone in the quest to understand how light interacts with matter

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LEHIGH SCIENTISTS EXTEND THE REACH OF SINGLE CRYSTALS

Materials scientists and physicists at Lehigh have demonstrated a new method of making single crystals that could enable…

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Producing More Perfect Light with Specialty Lenses

Aspherical lenses improve precision and intensity of microscopy illumination

These aspherical lenses guarantee significantly higher light homogeneity and intensity because of the increased efficien…

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iView and Forth Dimension Displays to Collaborate on Structured Light Projectors (SLPs) for Chinese 3D Automated In-line Optical Inspection (3D AOI) market

SLPs are a key component of 3D AOI machines

ForthDD’s SXGA-3DM is a fast switching, all digital, high performance reflective Spatial Light Modulator product. Design…

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Electrons at the speed limit

In their experiment, Keller and her collaborators exposed a tiny piece of diamond with a thickness of only 50 nanometres…

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New single-photon microwave source developed

The technology has great potential for applications in quantum computing and quantum information technology, as well as …

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Shaping Laser Beam into a Ring Profile

For All Transversale Modes with M² < 20

Laser beams with a ring-shaped profile are required in ophthalmology, laser welding, and the material ablation of thin f…

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NIST’s Compact Gyroscope May Turn Heads

The NIST gyro’s glass atom chamber is just 3.5 cubic centimeters in size. The entire experimental setup, including low-p…

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Silicon nanoparticles trained to juggle light

Research findings prove the capabilities of silicon nanoparticles for flexible data processing in optical communication systems

Research findings prove the capabilities of silicon nanoparticles for flexible data processing in optical communication …

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The importance of being a vector: a story of darkness in light waves

In the paper published on 23 August, the researchers demonstrate that the distribution of the optical vortices in random…

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'Artificial atom' created in graphene

Electrons reveal their quantum properties when they are confined to small spaces. Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna), Aachen and Manchester have created tiny quantum dots in Graphene.

The high symmetry of the graphene lattice allows for four different quantum states. This opens up new pathways for quant…

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New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which co…

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Research note: Finding patterns in ‘electron puddles’

Yale physicist Leonid Glazman has developed a quantitative theory to explain the effect of quantum and thermal fluctuati…

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Light and matter merge in quantum coupling

Rice University physicists probe photon-electron interactions in vacuum cavity experiments

Rice physicists are closing in on a way to create a new condensed matter state in which all the electrons in a material …

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UA Engineers Twist Physics Laws to Boost Sonic Science

For decades, advances in electronics and optics have driven progress in information technology, energy and biomedicine. …

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X-ray optics on a chip

Illumination of samples by the two beams could provide some interesting advantages for coherent imaging and opens up the…

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‘Sniffer plasmons’ could detect explosives

The research has led to develop a quantum model that predicts plasmonic behaviour in graphene. As a result, the scientis…

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UCLA physicists discover ‘apparent departure from the laws of thermodynamics’

Ions subjected to buffer gas cooling never truly reach the same temperature as the surrounding gas

To perform their experiment, the researchers prepared a microscopic sample of laser cooled ions of the chemical element …

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Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light

Researchers have now developed a natural-scale soft caterpillar robot with an opto-mechanical liquid crystalline elastom…

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An ICFO and Corning study on color customization of transparent silica surfaces makes it to the cover of ACS Photonics.

In a recent study published in ACS Photonics, researchers have demonstrated the use of dewetted metal nanocaps on transp…

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