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Electrically-driven Optical Antennas demonstrated for the first time

Andor Shamrock spectrometer and fast, sensitive iXon EMCCD camera at heart of discovery

Now, for the first time, an international group of scientists has demonstrated that the fundamental concepts of electric…

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Heat and Light Get Larger at the Nanoscale

Columbia-led Research Team First to Demonstrate a Strong, Non-contact Heat Transfer Channel Using Light with Performances that Could Lead to High Efficiency Electricity Generation

All objects in our environment exchange heat with their surroundings using light. This includes the light coming at us f…

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Measuring the magnetization of wandering spins

The team illuminated the cloud with two interfering lasers—similar to previous experiments in which neutral atoms were m…

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Magnetic field affects electrons during etching

Photochemical reactions induced by optical magnetic field

A Japanese and French international research group, using surface polishing employing light with a controlled direction …

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Spinning light waves might be 'locked' for photonics technologies

Scientists already knew that light waves have an electric field that can rotate as they propagate, which is known as the…

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DLC Coatings on IG6 and ZnS materials

Most LWIR applications are designed for harsh environments: imaging scenes and locations with caustic and staining off-g…

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Quantum effects at work in the world’s smelliest superconductor

Researchers have found that quantum effects are the reason that hydrogen sulphide – which has the distinct smell of rott…

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Multilingual Circuit: NIST’s “Optomechanical Transducer” Links Sound, Light and Radio Waves

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a “piezo-optomechanical circuit…

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Unlocking the gates to quantum computing

The quantum Fredkin gate has been experimentally realised for the first time

Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum…

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Phone-based laser rangefinder works outdoors

Depth sensor built from off-the-shelf parts filters out ambient infrared light.

In their prototype, the researchers used a phone with a 30-frame-per-second camera, so capturing four images imposed a d…

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Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security

Interdisciplinary global photonics research is set to revolutionise our ability to exchange data securely.

An international team of researchers has made a breakthrough in generating single photons – the single quanta of light p…

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Entanglement becomes easier to measure

New protocol to detect entanglement of many-particle quantum states

With this new method theoretical physicists are able to use tools already well established experimentally. In their stud…

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A 'Tunable' Particle Opens New Possibilities For Quantum Science

The researchers have devised a system that brings together three particles – magnons, acoustic phonons and microwave pho…

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New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials

Study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.

Researchers at MIT and other institutions have found a new phenomenon in the behavior of a kind of quasiparticles called…

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The "great smoky dragon" of Quantum Physics

Physicists evaluated the quantum delayed-choice experiments for the first time

Physicists around Anton Zeilinger have, for the first time, evaluated the almost 100-year long history of quantum delaye…

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Super powerful light beams and the butterfly effect

Researchers at UPM have revealed the underlying order of chaos by observing very long and intense laser light beams and …

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New strategy helps quantum bits stay on task

Scientists at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have demonstrated a way to improve the …

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Rogue rubidium leads to atomic anomaly

UNEXPECTED HIGH-ENERGY ATOMS ILLUMINATE THE PHYSICS OF POTENTIAL QUANTUM PROCESSORS

The team looked to causes of broadening typically encountered in the lab, such as short-range interactions between atoms…

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Tunable windows for privacy, camouflage

Method turns glass from clear to opaque with the flick of a switch

Researchers have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or some…

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NIST Creates Fundamentally Accurate Quantum Thermometer

To observe these tiny perturbations, the team carved a small reflective cavity into the beam. When they shone a laser th…

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