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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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Scientists Produce Microresonators with Unprecedented Level of Precision

Researchers from Aston University and ITMO University have demonstrated a new method to fabricate optical microresonator…

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Spiders spin unique phononic material

Researchers at Rice University, in Europe and in Singapore discover band gaps in spider silk

New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way semiconduct…

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A New Spin on Reality

A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University has predicted the existence …

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Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

Munich Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second.

This instrument makes use of ultrashort pulses of laser light, each of which lasts for a few femtoseconds. These laser p…

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RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states

A breakthrough into the full characterisation of quantum states has been published today as a prestigious Editors' Sugge…

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New detector overcomes key challenge in using light for wireless communications

With data rates of more than 2 gigabits per second, new approach in photodetection could simplify free-space optical communication and increase its scope of applications

Light-based wireless communication, also called free-space optical communications, offers a promising way to bring the i…

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New Yale-developed device lengthens the life of quantum information

Yale University scientists have reached a milestone in their efforts to extend the durability and dependability of quant…

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Electron 'spin control' of levitated nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing

Researchers have demonstrated how to control the electron spin of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a v…

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Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object’s surface.

The underlying design approach has much wider applications, ranging from microwave to optics for the control of any kind…

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Dense Yet Transparent Materials offer New Way to Control Light

This work demonstrates a new way to control light and could lead to novel materials for many light-based applications in…

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The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles!

Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of ph…

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Study opens new realms of light-matter interaction

Some “forbidden” light emissions are in fact possible, could enable new sensors and light-emitting devices.

Interactions between light and matter, described by the laws of quantum electrodynamics, are the basis of a wide range o…

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DNA Origami Lights Up a Microscopic Glowing Van Gogh

Using folded DNA to precisely place glowing molecules within microscopic light resonators, researchers at Caltech have c…

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Researchers Develop Faster, Precise Silica Coating Process for Quantum Dot Nanorods

In addition to saving time, the advance means the quantum dots are less likely to degrade, preserving their advantageous…

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Otago physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle

University of Otago physicists have used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slow…

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Chemistry professor uses optical methods to change data storage

Physics, Astronomy & Interdisciplinary Science center could speed project’s growth

A chemistry professor at The University of New Mexico is building synthetic molecules that would revolutionize data stor…

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The winner of Delta's name contest is

Bifrost as rainbow bridge not only reminds of the visual appearance of our filters when looked through at sunlight. It a…

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