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Capturing an elusive spectrum of light

Researchers led by EPFL have built ultra-high quality optical cavities for the elusive mid-infrared spectral region, pav…

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New Quantum States for Better Quantum Memories

How can quantum information be stored as long as possible? An important step forward in the development of quantum memories has been achieved by a research team of TU Wien.

A research team at TU Wien has now taken an important step forward in the development of new quantum storage concepts

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A new technique for structural color, inspired by birds

Disordered nanonetwork produces robust and vibrant colors for vehicles, biomimetic tissues and camouflage

This research shows of how disordered materials can be turned into an extremely powerful technology, which can enable la…

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Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech

In this latest move, Microsoft is increasing its investment in the development of topological qubits, one of the five ro…

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Single photon converter – a key component of quantum internet

A Polish-British team of physicists has constructed and tested a compact, efficient converter capable of modifying the q…

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Designer materials create miniature computer circuits

Two-dimensional materials could bring smaller, faster computer circuits to realisation.

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new method of creating optoelectronic circuits using graphe…

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Innovative Technique to Curtail Illegal Copying of Digital Media

A new method creates invisible optical watermarks to protect images, videos and books from counterfeit distribution

In today’s digital world it can be challenging to prevent photos, videos and books from being illegally copied and distr…

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Toward X-ray movies

Low-power tabletop source of ultrashort electron beams could replace car-size laboratory devices.

In the journal Optica, researchers at MIT, the German Synchrotron, and the University of Hamburg in Germany describe a n…

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Speeding up digital performance using engineered light

In an experiment carried out at MPQ, the fastest ever switching of electric currents in semiconductors has been achieved with few-cycle laser pulses.

These findings pave the way for the design of optically controlled semiconductor electronic devices that can operate at …

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Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light

This new technique shows that it is possible to create a qubit faster than with all the methods that have been used unti…

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New records set up with "Screws of Light"

The research team has succeeded in breaking two novel records while experimenting with so-called twisted particles of li…

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The PolyPhotonics project starts in Berlin: Fraunhofer HHI and partners develop market-ready polymer chips for many applications

For the first time, the network partners will be able to implement comprehensive solutions using optical components made…

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Lighting the way for quantum computing

Researchers at Tyndall have taken a step forward by making quantum dot light-emitting diodes that can produce entangled …

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Optical Clock Technology Tested in Space for the First Time

Satellite-based optical clocks could greatly increase precision of GPS

For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully op…

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Manipulating Quantum Order

In a recent pair of publications in Nature Communications, researchers report how they have combined magnetic fields and…

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World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level

The team has developed a completely new quantum simulator that can simulate the dynamics of a strongly correlated system…

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What a twist: silicon nanoantennas turn light around

A team of physicists have developed an unconventional nanoantenna that scatters light in a particular direction dependin…

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Carbon Nanotubes Couple Light and Matter

Scientists from Heidelberg and St Andrews work on the basics of new light sources from organic semiconductors

With their research on nanomaterials for optoelectronics, scientists have succeeded for the first time to demonstrate a …

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New technique introducing foreign atoms in optical trapping allows greater manipulation of nanoparticles

Macquarie University researchers have demonstrated a new technique exploiting the presence of foreign atoms within a dia…

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Twisted light record boosts secure communication

Optical communications could be enhanced by controlling the amount of twist in the light, allowing you to send more info…

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