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Frigid Ytterbium

Rubidium atoms are used as a refrigerant for ytterbium atoms

What can one do with Yb atoms chilled in this way? One thing is to insert them into an optical lattice, a sort of extra …

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New research extends classic quantum optics phenomenon

Physicists have extended the theory of resonance fluorescence, a classic phenomenon in quantum optics, to 2D nanostructu…

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Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow

A dye-coated surface is one of three specially crafted layers that help the particle emit light ideal for bioimaging

Converting low-energy light to light of higher energies isn’t easy to do. The process involves capturing two or more tin…

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New Technology Colors In the Infrared Rainbow

Perfect absorbers capture specific wavelengths from the visible to the infrared spectrums

In a new study, researchers demonstrate perfect absorbers for small bands of the electromagnetic spectrum from visible l…

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Researchers Find Way to Create Wide Variety of New Holograms

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phas…

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Harvesting more energy from photons

Quantum process increases the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface.

The new approach is based on the discovery that unexpected quantum effects increase the number of charge carriers, known…

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Researchers Discover a New Dimension to High-temperature Superconductivity

An Unprecedented Blend of Intense Magnetic and X-ray Laser Pulses Produces Surprising 3-D Effect

Researchers at SLAC have discovered an unprecedented blend of intense magnetic and x-ray laser pulses produce an effect …

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What are these electronic nanostars in 2D-superconductors supposed to mean?

This discovery opens a route for generating more complex quantum states, topologically protected from decoherence, out o…

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Photon-counting calibrations

Calibrating an optical attenuator with few-photon pulses

Precise measurements of optical power enable activities from fiber-optic communications to laser manufacturing and biome…

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It’s a Beauty: JILA’s Quantum Crystal is Now More Valuable

The JILA team loaded the optical lattice by overlapping the two clouds to match their densities and energy levels in the…

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Minuscule, flexible compound lenses magnify large fields of view

Their new approach created the first-ever flexible Fresnel zone plate microlenses with a wide field of view — a developm…

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Nanotweezer is new tool to create advanced plasmonic technologies

A new type of "nanotweezer" capable of positioning tiny objects quickly and accurately and freezing them in place could …

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Researchers design architecture for a quantum computer in silicon

Researchers at UNSW and the University of Melbourne have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom qu…

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Nature-inspired perfect building block for flat optics

Researchers have demonstrated that ultrathin and lightweight optical devices could be constructed using nanostructures c…

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The world's fastest nanoscale photonics switch

Russian scientists developed the world's fastest nanoscale photonics switch

Researchers created an ultrafast all-optical switch on silicon nanostructures. This device may become a platform for fut…

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Physicists mimic quantum entanglement with laser pointer to double data speeds

In a classic eureka moment, a team of physicists led by The City College of New York and including Herriot-Watt Universi…

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Film production in 4D with ultrashort electron pulses

Physicists shorten electron pulses down to 30 femtoseconds duration. This enables them to gain detailed insight into ato…

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NIST, UC Davis Scientists Float New Approach to Creating Computer Memory

The achievement brings skyrmions a step closer for use in real-world data storage as well as other novel magnetic and el…

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FREEDOM HR-DUV spectrometer – The ultra-compact solution for deep UV Spectroscopy

FREEDOM HR-DUV uses a new innovative transmission grating, developed and manufactured by Ibsen Photonics. In contrast to…

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From science fiction to reality – sonic tractor beam invented

Tractor beams are mysterious rays that can grab and lift objects. The concept has been used by science-fiction writers, …

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