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Scientists produce shortest electron bunches ever by surfing plasma waves

The shortest electron bunches ever produced have emerged in research by scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

This new research builds on the earlier pioneering results of the ALPHA-X project, in which laser-driven plasma waves ar…

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A resonator for electrons

Resonators are an important tool in physics. The curved mirrors inside the resonators usually focus light waves that act…

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Dielectric Film Has Refractive Index Close to Air for Photonics Applications

Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong en…

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Crucial hurdle overcome in quantum computing

A team of Australian engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between…

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Scientists paint quantum electronics with beams of light

Chance effect of lab’s fluorescent lights leads to discovery

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania State University have accidentally discovered a…

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Solitons Acquire Chirality

Scientists from IBS observe the existence of Chiral Solitons on Indium Atomic Wires

The CALDES team has shown, using dimensional extension by adiabatic phase evolution, that the indium wire can be mapped …

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High-speed march through a layer of graphene

Researchers have made simulations of the processes that happen when a layer of carbon atoms is irradiated with strong l…

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The Topolariton, a New Half-Matter, Half-Light Particle

Caltech scientist theorizes a new quasiparticle with unique characteristics

Because topolaritons are part matter and part light, they could be guided and controlled with reflectors or with photoni…

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BRO Releases ASAP 2015 V1 SP1; Optical Software, Engineering, and Training by Breault Research (BRO)

This release contains numerous updates and enhancements to the V1 release based on customer feedback. Included are updat…

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UA Researchers Design Material that More Effectively Slows Light

Researchers at The University of Alabama designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more…

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Graphene and 2-D crystals

Graphene teams up with two-dimensional crystals for faster data communications

Ultra-fast detection of light lies at the heart of optical communication systems nowadays. Driven by the internet of thi…

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New diamond structures produce bright luminescence for quantum cryotography and biomarkers applications

Germanium defects in a diamond crystal lattice act as a reliable source for single photons, new research shows. The resu…

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At the edge of a quantum gas

JQI physicists observe skipping orbits in the quantum Hall regime

By adjusting the properties of the laser beams, the team produced dynamics characteristic of real materials exhibiting t…

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Signals from empty space

Physicists from Konstanz University succeed in direct detection of vacuum fluctuations

An experimental setup to measure electric fields with extremely high temporal resolution and sensitivity has now made it…

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Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation

In a paper published in Nature Photonics, the team, which included scientists from the Freie Universität Berlin and the …

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Northrop Grumman Names M. Roman Hachkowski General Manager of Adaptive Optics Company, AOA Xinetics

Hachkowski joins Northrop Grumman with years of optical systems experience in developing and bringing to market complex …

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Controlling Material Properties with Light

ICFO and HZDR researchers reveal driving force for orbital order in modern materials

In their experiment, the ICFO and HZDR researchers utilized the unique tunable narrow-band terahertz radiation from the …

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University of Tokyo, Fujitsu, and NEC Succeed in Quantum Key Distribution from Single-Photon Emitter at World-Record Distance of 120 km

Driving toward the practical implementation of the ultimate in secure communications for metropolitan areas

These results were generated using an optical fiber quantum key distribution system that was newly developed by the thre…

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Quantum Entanglement

A new study suggests the universe was ‘cooked’ just right as it evolved.

The study sheds new light on how to generate, control, and manipulate quantum entanglement, since the defects contain cl…

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First Optical Rectenna – Combined Rectifier and Antenna – Converts Light to DC Current

Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the f…

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