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A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions

Combining two ultra-thin material layers yields new possibilities for quantum electronics. A research team with members from TU Wien presents strongly tunable quantum systems.

The potential landscape created by the regular superstructure allows for accurately placing the quantum dot, or even mov…

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Multifunctional metalens unlocks with light

Flat optical device has applications in augmented and virtual reality, ultra-high resolution microscopy, holography

The breakthrough of this new flat optical device is that it can radically change its function based on the wavelength of…

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Photons Stopped in Time

A new method of trapping single photons could bring quantum memory one step closer

How do you stop light in midflight and hold on to it – even for a fraction of a second? This ability could be crucial to…

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'Frequency combs' ID chemicals within the mid-infrared spectral region

Our health, safety, and well-being depend on how well we know the chemicals that surround us, and the development of new laser sources will now make it possible to identify chemicals with greater sensitivity

In a breakthrough, a group of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed an on-silicon-…

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Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells

Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices

A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoe…

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NPL scientists create diodes made of light

The novel technique was created by sending lots of light into a microresonator – a glass ring on a silicon chip, about t…

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Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers

ZYGO Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers with Advances in Data Acquisition, Speed, Sensitivity and Intelligent Operation

The Nexview NX2 and NewView 9000 instruments are based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies for …

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Ultrashort laser pulses make greenhouse gas reactive

Researchers at the University of Bonn are using light to produce a highly reactive variant of carbon dioxide

With their laser and infrared spectrometer, a large apparatus in the basement of the institute, the scientists watch the…

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Taylor Hobson introduces automatic prism and polygon checker

The prism checker uses the Taylor Hobson two axis digital Ultra autocollimator, respected throughout industry for its hi…

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Two-toned light pattern creates steep quantum walls for atoms

A NEW LANDSCAPE PROMISES TO BRING ULTRACOLD ATOMIC NEIGHBORS CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE

Lasers can make cold atoms mimic the physics seen in other systems—an approach that is familiar terrain for atomic physi…

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Mastering metastable matter

Insight into metastability and avalanche dynamics in strongly correlated gases with long-range interactions

They created metastable states in an artificial quantum many-body system, an atomic gas whose fundamental quantum proper…

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Attoseconds break into atomic interior

A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity.

Electrons within a target atom are first excited by a photon contained within the pump pulse, which is then followed aft…

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Silicon chip could make handheld FTIR spectrometers cheaper to manufacture

A team of researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Campinas built a miniature FTIR spectrometer device using si…

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Scaling silicon quantum photonics technology

The realisation of controllable large quantum devices is key for the development of quantum technologies.

An international team of researchers led by scientists from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology L…

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New view on electron interactions in graphene

Unique optical spectroscopy method reveals many-particle effects

By gathering simultaneous measurements of optical and electronic properties in the presence of a high magnetic field, th…

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Scientists gain new visibility into quantum information transfer

Advance holds promise for “wiring” of quantum computers and other systems, and opens new avenues for understanding basic workings of the quantum realm.

A QEG team has provided unprecedented visibility into the spread of information in large quantum mechanical systems, via…

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Researchers reshape the energy landscape of phonons in nanocrystals

Light and vibrations intertwine inside a nanoscale cavity

The researchers were able to reshape the nanomaterial phonon response by generating new light-matter hybrid states. They…

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Precision atom qubits achieve major quantum computing milestone

Simmons’ team create the atom qubits by precisely positioning and encapsulating individual phosphorus atoms within a sil…

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Luminescent nano-architectures of gallium arsenide

This nano-structure exhibits unusually high optical emission after excitation with a laser, especially in the

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Pointing Light

Jon Schuller takes a materials approach to the application-rich area of steering light beams without moving parts

One way to encode digital data is to turn a laser on and off rapidly, which can be achieved by splitting the laser into …

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