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Physicists Discover Way to Control Transitions Between States of Matter

The researchers observed that an increase in the laser pumping power triggered nonlinear effects in the system. By incre…

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Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox observed in many-particle system for the first time

The experiment used lasers to cool atoms to just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero. At these temperatures…

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Long-distance relationships of particles: Electron-hole pairs in two-dimensional crystals.

Researchers of TU Dresden reveal the nature of optical excitations in two-dimensional crystals within an international c…

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A Microscopic Roundabout for Light

AMOLF develops a magnet-free optical circulator

Circulators allow to transmit information without loss among more than two nodes in a network, which is why they are alr…

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Newly improved glass slide turns microscopes into thermometers

Advancement could streamline and boost scientific research all over the world, help computing industry

To make use of the new coating, a laser is needed. Zhao says a common helium-neon laser, which can be seamlessly integra…

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Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum

A team of researchers in Germany and at the University of Michigan have demonstrated how infrared laser pulses can shift…

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New method eliminates guesswork when lenses go freeform

Lenses and mirrors with freeform surfaces enable designers to focus light within optical devices that are lighter, more …

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Stanford researchers investigate behavior in quantum systems with a toy-inspired technique

By placing the most magnetic element of the periodic table into a quantum version of a popular desktop toy, Stanford scientists explore the emergence of quantum chaos and thermal equilibrium.

Lev and his group built their own quantum version of Newton’s cradle in order to answer questions about how the chaotic …

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Dielectric Metamaterial is Dynamically Tuned by Light

Metal-free metamaterial can be swiftly tuned to create changing electromagnetic effects

For this study, the cylinders were sized to interact with terahertz waves—a band of the electromagnetic spectrum that si…

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‘Exceptional’ research points way toward quantum discoveries

Rice University scientists make tunable light-matter couplings in nanotube films

In the new work, Kono and Rice postdoctoral researcher and lead author Weilu Gao combined techniques from the earlier pa…

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Scientists Develop Nanodiamond-based Controllable Light Source

A research group from ITMO University has developed the first-ever controlled nanodiamond-based light source. Experiment…

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Improving mid-infrared imaging and sensing

Artificial optical materials could allow cheaper, flatter, more efficient detectors for night vision and other uses.

The new approach uses a flat, artificial material composed of nanostructured optical elements, instead of the usual thic…

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Researchers create precision optical components with inkjet printing

New additive manufacturing technique could be used to combine optics, microfluidics and electronics on a single chip

Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides

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Einstein's 'spooky action' goes massive

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size

The researchers managed to bring the motions of two individual vibrating drumheads - fabricated from metallic aluminium …

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Quantum Dots Enable Faster, Easier Photon Detection, More Secure Data

A team of researchers have developed a new method of detecting single photons, or light particles, using quantum dots. S…

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Switch controls light on a nanoscale for faster information processing

Purdue researchers have helped design a compact switch that enables light to be more reliably confined to small computer…

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Fast and Ultra-precise: Processing Optics with LBF

Thanks to its speed and flexibility in surface design, the LBF process is particularly well suited for cost-effective sh…

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Developing micron-sized magnetic resonance

Researchers use impurities in diamonds to develop systems capable of peering into samples as small as single cells

A senior physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a member of the physics department faculty, Wa…

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New record on squeezing light to one atom

A study published in Science reports on how ICFO researchers, with MIT and Univ. of Minho, are able to confine and guide light down to a space of 1-atom thick in dimension.

They sent infrared light through their devices and observed how the plasmons propagated in between the metal and the gra…

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Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale

In order to demonstrate such capabilities, the authors designed and fabricated assemblies of gold nanorods with well-def…

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