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Laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

A new method of implementing an ‘unbreakable’ quantum cryptographic system is able to transmit information at rates more…

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Researchers demonstrate a new way to characterize twisted light

Researchers at the University of Rochester have overcome experimental challenges to demonstrate a new way for getting a …

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Chillin' with lasers: Using laser light to cool a quantum liquid

Australian researchers from The University of Queensland have, for the first time, used laser light to cool a special fo…

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Single Molecule Detected for Use in Quantum Network

Future quantum computers will need such a network to work together while maintaining their advantages

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New “quantum distillation” method allows measuring coherence of quantum states

In the article, researchers from the UAB Department of Physics Andreas Winter and Dong Yang propose a groundbreaking met…

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New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

Quantum spin liquids are mysterious states of matter which are thought to be hiding in certain magnetic materials, but h…

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Accessories for Diffractive Optical Elements

Change the Spot

The DOE TUNER is a variable beam expander with a zoom range between 0.8 and 1.2. If the DOE TUNER is placed before a dif…

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Dancing on Ice

The mathematics that explains the collective motion of protons in ice is exactly the same as the mathematics that descri…

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Nanolight at the edge

Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, have demonstrated how infrared light can be cap…

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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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