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NIST Physicists Show ‘Molecules’ Made of Light May Be Possible

Researchers have showed theoretically that by tweaking a few parameters of the binding process, photons could travel sid…

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Silicon nanoparticle is a new candidate for an ultrafast all-optical transistor

Physicists from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of ITMO University have experimentally demonstrated th…

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Researchers in Basel Develop Ideal Single-Photon Source

With the help of a semiconductor quantum dot, physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new type of light s…

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Improved Stability of Electron Spins in Qubits

Calculation with electron spins in a quantum computer assumes that the spin states last for a sufficient period of time.…

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Microscopic animals inspire innovative glass research

Their results potentially offer a simple way to improve the efficiency of electronic devices such as light-emitting diod…

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Reversible Writing with Light

Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings

By using light – a favored means of generating nanoparticle self-assembly – to control the reaction, one can precisely g…

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Scientists "squeeze" light one particle at a time

A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said …

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New, Ultrathin Optical Devices Shape Light in Exotic Ways

Caltech engineers have created flat devices capable of manipulating light in ways that are very difficult or impossible …

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Asteroid Deflection: Science Fiction or Reality?

An astrophysics research group experimentally confirms its theories about the manipulation of asteroids and photon propulsion

To simulate a laser’s ability to deflect an asteroid, Travis Brashears led a group of students in tests that simulate sp…

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Thermometry using an optical nanofiber

ONFs are like the normal optical fibers that form the global telecommunications network, except that they are much thinn…

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Seeing Quantum Motion

For the first time, a team of Caltech researchers and collaborators has found a way to observe—and control—this quantum …

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LIGHT TYING KNOTS IN LIQUID CRYSTAL DROPLETS

To date, these metastable structures had only be predicted theoretically, but had not yet been observed. These structure…

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ICFO's "Strong Modification of Magnetic Dipole Emission through Diabolo Nanoantennas" highlighted on the cover of August 2015 Issue

Magnetic dipole transitions in matter, eg. complex molecules, are known to be orders of magnitude weaker than their elec…

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Decision Making by Single Photons

NICT, NIMS, Institut NEEL, CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes demonstrate experimentally that single photons can be used to make decisions in uncertain, dynamically changing environments.

Decision making in uncertain, dynamically changing environments is fundamentally difficult since the exploration for th…

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Birth of photo-sensitive magnets: New functional photonic materials and devices based on magnetism

Digital information technology has great impact on our lives that has strongly motivated scientists to look for faster a…

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Quantum diffraction at a breath of nothing

Physicists build stable diffraction structure in atomically thin graphene

Quantum physics tell us that even massive particles can behave like waves, as if they could be in several places at once…

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Multipartite Quantum Steering

A new method to certify all kinds of multipartite entanglement in a quantum network where some of the measurement devices are untrusted.

The most common and standard techniques used to detect entanglement in a system rely either on having knowledge of the q…

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Zygo Launches Verifire HD Interferometer

ZYGO LAUNCHES VERIFIRE™HD INTERFEROMETER FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION FORM METROLOGY

The new phase-shifting metrology instrument performs advanced characterization of precision optical surfaces

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A gentle quantum touch with high precision

Measuring the phase of light is the basis of many measurement devices which measure for instance the length of an object…

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Bristol Instruments Introduces a New, Lower-Priced Optical Thickness Gauge

A more affordable alternative is now available for non-contact thickness measurement of plastic films, medical membranes, glass tubing, and ophthalmic products.

The 137 Optical Thickness Gauge uses Bristol's proven interferometer technology to measure thickness with light. This is…

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