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Soft Probing with Optical Tweezers

Freiburg researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces

Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of light, heat, and moistur…

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Chalmers researchers extend the lifetime of atoms using a mirror

By changing the distance to the mirror, they can get the atom to live longer, up to ten times as long as if the mirror h…

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Zygo introduces innovative, portable 3D surface metrology solution for precision manufacturing and quality control of large-scale optics and industrial parts

The instrument’s breadboard and stand enable the Nomad to be utilized not only as an on-part metrology solution but also…

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Playing quantum billiards with light and matter

An international team of physicists has created a quantum billiards game to gain new insights into the fundamental physi…

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The coldest mechanics on earth

One of the strangest predictions of quantum mechanics is that things can be in two places at the same time. Since its pr…

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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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