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Using Plasmonics to Transmit More Data

New scheme opens a door for transmitting information much faster

A plasmon is a quantum particle that arises from collective oscillations of free electrons. By controlling the plasmons,…

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Quantum physicists at Aalto University turn to the dark state

A team of quantum physicists at Aalto University managed to tame a so-called "dark state".

A so-called "dark state" was created in a superconducting qubit. A superconducting qubit is an artificial atom fabricate…

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Glass cones shine new light on radially polarised beams

Physicists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new and inexpensive way to make radially polarised white light,…

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Better Accuracy Out of Thin (or Thick) Air

NIST scientists have devised and improved a prototype instrument the size of a loaf of bread that can substantially incr…

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Building a Better Microscope. Technion Breakthrough – New Light Wave Compression for Really Seeing at the Molecular Level

New silicon platform compresses light waves past their ‘diffraction limit’ to vastly improve resolution for bio-imaging and nano lithography applications

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed technology to compress light wavelengths fourf…

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Moving electrons around loops with light: A quantum device based on geometry

Scientists demonstrate versatile, noise-tolerant quantum operations on a single electron

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to generate a quantum logic operation, or rotation of the qubit, that—surprisi…

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Advance could aid development of nanoscale biosensors

Plasmonic interferometers make use of the interaction between light and surface plasmon polaritons, density waves create…

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Automatic, full-field characterization of wavefront defects in large, bi-telecentric lenses WaveMaster® UST

The system's high degree of automation enables measurement in the entire field, shortens measurement time and rules out …

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SCHOTT to Introduce FOTURAN® II Glass Wafer at Photonics West

Improved photo-structurable glass ideal for RF/MEMS and biotech applications

This material is characterized by advanced photosensitivity and homogeneity. These unique properties combined allow a hi…

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Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind

The documents were recorded using ultrafast laser, producing extremely short and intense pulses of light. The file is wr…

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Vescent to show non-mechanical optical communication link at Photonics West

A completely non-mechanical, live optical link with multiplexed data transmission will be on display. The engine for est…

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UW scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technological applications

Xu and his team wanted to create and explore the properties of a 2-D semiconductor heterostructure made up of two differ…

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New coatings for efficient and compact UV laser systems

Durable, power-stable optics with low absorption rates are a prerequisite for energy-efficient laser systems. The Coatin…

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Shedding Light on Bacteria

The tiny cyanobacteria use the principle of the lens in the human eye to perceive light direction

The Wilde group together with an international team discovered that cyanobacteria, which can move directly and precisely…

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More measurement precision in a short time

Optical strontium atomic clock sets new stability record

Researchers from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have thoroughly analyzed the noise processes in their optical…

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Directing energy flow with graphene

The study carried out by MIT, NIMS and ICFO used graphene to control electron energy transport in nano-devices.

When light hits graphene, the electronic thermal equilibrium is reached in really fast timescales, in the order of femto…

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A tiny ring that produces light pulses

Researchers led by EPFL have made a tiny, ring-shaped device that can generate a pulsed laser signal. Their work could b…

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Superconductivity: footballs with no resistance

Scientists create laser-activated superconductor

Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconductin…

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II-VI Infrared Introduces IBS Coated Optics for High Power Laser Applications

The II-VI IBS coated optics offer unmatched performance in low laser absorption, high laser damage threshold, durability…

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Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles

Single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual elec…

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