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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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Ultra-short x-ray pulses could shed new light on the fastest events in physics

Researchers from the Department of Physics at Oxford University have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possib…

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A Step Toward Quantum State Selection of Non-polar Molecules

Paving the way for selecting a specific state of nonpolar molecules.

The electric field of the optical standing wave disperses the molecules, according to their rotational quantum numbers J…

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Nanoscale One-Way-Street for Light

An optical device at nanoscale which allows light to pass in only one direction has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). It consists of alkali atoms which are coupled to ultrathin glass fibres.

If light is able to propagate from left to right, the opposite direction is usually allowed as well. A beam of light can…

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Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable

Gödel and Turing enter quantum physics

A small spectral gap – the energy needed to transfer an electron from a low-energy state to an excited state – is the ce…

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Quantum teleportation wins Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Award

Chinese physicists are honoured for experimental work that opens the door to better quantum computers and quantum cryptography systems

The Physics World Breakthrough of the Year 2015 award, which recognizes outstanding physics research, goes to a team of …

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Upgrading the quantum computer

The new architecture can be realized on various platforms ranging from superconducting circuits to ultracold gases in op…

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Using Atoms to Turn Optical Nanofiber Guided Light On and Off

The OIST team’s experimental setup consists of two lasers that produce light at different wavelengths, an optical nanofi…

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Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electrical devices

A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration…

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Einstein’s ‘spooky’ steering needed for secure quantum teleportation

Human teleportation may not be possible now, but Swinburne scientists have demonstrated the precise requirements for sec…

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Meadowlark Optics Polarimeter covers broad 450-1100 nm wavelength range

Compact system provides absolute degree of polarization accuracy <1%

The Meadowlark Optics Polarimeter uses liquid crystal variable retarders in combination with no moving parts, to ensure …

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New chip technology inspired by student laser projector

It has also increased the efficiency, consistency and scalability for massive packaging of photonic Inter Circuit chips.…

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