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Whispering gallery modes in Silicon nanocones intensify luminescence

This phenomenon is known as the Purcell Effect in the field. If a light source is located in an optical resonator, spont…

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JKU Develops Adaptive, Intelligent Color Sensor

The measurement signal in each layer is similar to that in a computer tomography but the difference is that light is cap…

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A Quantum Pump for Ultracold Atoms

Scientists from Munich realize a dynamic version of the quantum Hall effect in optical superlattices

Ultracold atoms in optical lattices constitute an almost ideal model system for such experiments since they can be contr…

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Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development th…

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Faster entanglement of distant quantum dots

Entanglement between distant quantum objects is an important ingredient for future information technologies. Researchers…

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Uncrackable quantum cryptography over ‘doubled’ distances

Making it possible in the near future to link metropolises within an 800 km radius in an all-photonic way without quantum repeaters

The all-photonic intercity QKD protocol bridges a large technological gap between intracity QKD links with conventional …

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Alluxa, Inc, the leading provider of high performance thin film optical coatings is proud to announce that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification

Quality has always been the top priority at Alluxa, and our growing team is committed to continuously improving quality,…

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Newly Developed Liquid Crystal Elastomer Material Could Enable Advanced Sensors, Kent State Researchers Say

Newly Developed Liquid Crystal Elastomer Material Could Enable Advanced Sensors, Kent State Researchers Say

The liquid crystal acts as both the distributed cavity host and the active medium. Simple optical pumping of such a samp…

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Realization of Reference-frame-independent Measurement-Device-independent quantum key distribution

The result shows this novel scheme can fundamentally reduce the requirements of phase reference frame calibrating, and a…

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Ringing in a New Way to Measure and Modulate Trapped Light

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a novel way to noninvasively me…

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Optical funnel for nano particles

New method promises precise delivery of bio samples into X-ray beams for analysis

The funnel consists of a specially shaped light beam that traps particles at its centre. In contrast to conventional opt…

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Photonics and Tomatoes

The SLN facility at ICFO collaborates with CRAG to analyze the ripening process of tomatoes.

In order to fully understand the process of ripening in fruit and the behavior of the carotenoid gene expression in resp…

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Precise molecular fingerprinting on the fly

Frequency-agile laser frequency combs take real-time multicolour snapshots of absorbing samples.

Molecules absorb light at well-defined particular colours or optical frequencies. Usually such characteristic frequencie…

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Major Step toward Confirming the Existence of the Majorana Particle, a Peculiar Fermion Equivalent to Its Own Antiparticle, in Materials

Impact to the Realization of Quantum Computers and Other Innovations

The collective behavior of Majorana particles—fermions that are equivalent to their own antiparticles—is different from …

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Controlling the Thermodynamics of Light

THE CONCEPT OF CHEMICAL POTENTIAL CAN APPLY TO LIGHT

In a paper published in the journal Physical Review B the JQI theorists describe a generic approach to chemical potentia…

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NanoNext Board grants valorisation of unique Extreme UV source optimizer

On 8 December 2015 the Flying Circus team has been awarded with a development grant

Extreme UV light sources are currently of interest for a number of high tech applications, including EUV photolithograph…

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Could we build a Star Wars lightsaber?

While the lightsaber is a fictional weapon, it is an undeniably ingenious invention — compact and lightweight with a hyp…

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Observation of femtosecond two photon Rabi oscillations in helium

Ultrafast and high efficiency manipulation of the quantum states of helium with high power lasers enables the realizatio…

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NIST Adds to Quantum Computing Toolkit with Mixed-Atom Logic Operations

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have added to their collection of ingredients for futur…

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A Molecular Light Switch?...Just Add Water

This is the first report of the introduction of molecules to the surface controlling the emission of light—of any color—…

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