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High Precision Alignment of a Lens in a Cell in 5 Degrees of Freedom

The system automatically aligns a lens within a cell in 5 degrees of freedom so that the optical axis of the lens coinci…

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New Light in Terahertz Window

Supercomputer simulations pave the way towards compact terahertz sources with tunable wavelengths

In Physical Review Letters, scientists present a new concept that uses short-pulse lasers to expand the capabilities of …

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Good Quantum States and Bad Quantum States

A theoretical trick allows scientists to describe quantum states of thousands of atoms. If standard methods were used, all storage capacity in the world would not be enough to do this.

For a long time, quantum experiments were only carried out with a small number of particles. Even the behaviour of singl…

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Light-induced Magnetic Waves in Materials Engineered at the Atomic Scale

Researchers explore ultrafast control of magnetism across interfaces

A new study discovers how the sudden excitation of lattice vibrations in a crystal can trigger a change of the magnetic …

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The nanowire antenna for light: controlling the direction of light leaving a nanowire

Researchers have demonstrated control over the emission direction from semiconductor nanowires. These nanowires are one …

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Researchers demonstrate ‘no-ink’ color printing with nanomaterials

The method involves the use of thin sandwiches of nanometer-scale metal-dielectric materials known as metamaterials that…

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Advances in Molecular Electronics: Lights On – Molecule On

Researchers from Konstanz and Dresden succeed in light-controlled molecule switching

When a beam of light then hits the molecule, it switches from its open to its closed state, resulting in a flowing curre…

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Surfing a wake of light

Researchers observe and control light wakes for the first time

For the first time, Harvard researchers have created similar wakes of light-like waves moving on a metallic surface, cal…

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Photonic crystal fibre: a multi-purpose sensor

A flying microbead in a hollow glass fibre measures temperature, vibrations and electric fields with high spatial resolution.

Glass fibres can do more than transport data. A special type of glass fibre can also be used as a high-precision multi-p…

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Can Heat Be Controlled as Waves?

A growing interest in thermoelectric materials – which convert waste heat to electricity – and pressure to improve heat …

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Deep UV Bandpass Filters provide bandpasses as low as 122 nm

Filters include individualized transmittance profile

RoHS compliant Deep UV Bandpass Filters are offered in twelve models with center wavelengths of 122 nm, 193 nm, 248 nm, …

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Producing spin-entangled electrons

This research could contribute to the creation of futuristic quantum networks operating using

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Closing in on the Phenomenon of Superconductivity With a Two-dimensional Atomic Gas

Transition into superfluid phase: Heidelberg physicists characterise an exotic quantum superfluid

Using an exotic quantum superfluid that originates in a two-dimensional atomic gas, researchers from Heidelberg Universi…

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The Quantum Middle Man

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University have identified a system that could s…

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Pioneering Southampton scientist awarded prestigious physics medal

University of Southampton Professor Nikolay Zheludev has been awarded the Young Medal for 2015 by the Institute of Physi…

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Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer

Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mob…

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The quantum spin Hall effect is a fundamental property of light

In a paper that crystalizes knowledge from a variety of experiments and theoretical developments, scientists from the RI…

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Chemists design a quantum-dot spectrometer

New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.

The earliest spectrometers consisted of prisms that separate light into its constituent wavelengths, while current model…

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S1 OPTICS IN EUROPE EXPANDS PRODUCTION WITH VEECO IBD SYSTEM AND MONITORING TECHNOLOGY

The SPECTOR platform generates the highest quality optical thin films with improved levels of productivity and throughpu…

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Making new materials with micro-explosions

By focusing lasers onto silicon buried under a clear layer of silicon dioxide, the group have perfected a way to

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