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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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Einstein saves the quantum cat

Relativity theory also applicable in other research areas

In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gra…

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Making a better semiconductor

The MSU researchers found that by shooting an ultrafast laser pulse into the material, its properties would change as if…

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New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information can be carried in a photon

Led by UCLA researchers, research could have applications in finance, health care, government and military communications

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons…

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Physicists Fine Tune Control of Agile Exotic Materials

Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion that have promising potential uses such as fine-scale imaging and the transmission of information within tight spaces.

Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion that have promising potential u…

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Opening a New Route to Photonics

Berkeley Lab Researchers Find Way to Control Light in Densely Packed Nanowaveguides

A new route to ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry has been discovered by researchers with the…

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Zygo Releases Verifire XL Interferometer for Large Form Metrology

Measurement and analysis of surface topography on the Verifire XL interferometer is handled by ZYGO’s Mx™ metrology soft…

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World's Thinnest Light Bulb—Graphene Gets Bright!

Columbia Engineers and colleagues create bright, visible light emission from one-atom thick carbon

Creating light in small structures on the surface of a chip is crucial for developing fully integrated

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Atomic position and bond lengths with attosecond resolution

Imaging an aligned polyatomic molecule with laser-induced electron diffraction

Using a state-of-the-art experimental device that combines a world leading mid-IR laser with a 3D electron and ion coinc…

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Spintronics advance brings wafer-scale quantum devices closer to reality

Falk and colleagues in David Awschalom’s IME research group invented a new technique that uses infrared light to align s…

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3D Plasmonic Antenna Capable of Focusing Light into Few Nanometers

Focusing light into a point-like space is an active research field as it finds many applications. However, concentrating…

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Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric Grids

New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully customizable shapes and compositions

New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully cust…

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TECHSPEC® High Power Nd:YAG Laser Mirrors feature High Damage Thresholds

IBS coatings provide up to 99.9% reflectivity

Each Laser Mirror is individually packaged with its own Certificate of Compliance, including batch traceability to the

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Could we one day control the path of lightning?

Experiments show that electric discharges follow certain laser beams.

Experimental figures show how different shaped lasers give discharges distinct properties and trajectories. By combining…

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Small and discreet data glasses for everyday use

Data glasses tend to be chunky, unstylish objects, so it’s no wonder they haven’t caught on among general consumers. Fra…

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A novel source of X-rays for imaging purposes

Physicists at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have validated a novel laser-driven means of gen…

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