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New quantum phase in a ZnO interface of best semiconductor quality

New stream for topological quantum computer research

Researchers have fabricated ZnO heterostructures of unprecedented high quality, and observed the quantum phase in a mate…

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Active control of IBS processes in the near future

Highly precise and stable surface coatings are essential for many applications, whether for eyeglasses, or for optics fo…

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Spatio-temporal isolation of attosecond soft X-ray pulses in the water window

First proof of single attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge.

Until now and after a decade of continuous research and development, attoscience has culminated in the generation of iso…

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A first glimpse inside a macroscopic quantum state

ICFO researchers detect particle entanglement in a beam of squeezed light

In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted by the magazine Science News, the research group …

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Breakthrough in particle control creates special half-vortex rotation

A breakthrough in the control of a type of particle known as the polariton has created a highly specialised form of rotation.

This opens the door to all kinds of other superfluid light effects, which could have applications in optical communicati…

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Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon

Result could make atomic clocks more accurate.

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 a…

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Research into plasmonics receives £4.8 million boost

Surface plasmons are waves of electrons that are generated under particular conditions by directing light onto a nanostr…

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Hamamatsu introduces smaller Optical NanoGauge system for film thickness measurement during manufacturing

The Optical NanoGauge C13027 also provides double the measurement speed of previous systems

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Ultra-thin silicon films create vibrant optical colors

A new technology, which creates a rainbow of optical colors with ultra-thin layers of silicon, has been recently demonst…

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Light as Puppeteer

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University have demonstrated a more robust metho…

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New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

Researchers demonstrate how to encode 2.05 bits per photon, doubling existing systems that use light polarization

Quantum cryptography promises more secure communications. The first step in such systems is quantum key distribution, to…

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Quantum correlation can imply causation

They built a photonic circuit that could switch between the two scenarios proposed by the theorists, allowing them to va…

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Quantum Legos: Matter Crafted of Individual Atoms

Heidelberg physicists build fundamental building block of a many-body system from only two atoms

Understanding the motion of multiple, interacting bodies is one of the central research questions in physics. While it i…

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Plasmonic ceramic materials key to advances in nanophotonics for extreme operational conditions

Progress in developing nanophotonic devices capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh conditions for applicati…

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Sharper Nanoscopy

What happens when a quantum dot looks in a mirror?

The 2014 chemistry Nobel Prize recognized important microscopy research that enabled greatly improved spatial resolution…

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UTEP Light Technology Could Lead to Faster Computers

In close collaboration with the University of Central Florida, Rumpf’s EM Lab recently devised and demonstrated a comple…

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No Longer Light Years Away: Optical Materials Break Connectivity Barriers

Tel Aviv University researcher discovers novel nanoscale “metamaterial” could serve as future ultra high-speed computing units

A new study published in Nature Photonics by Tel Aviv University researchers finds that new optical materials could serv…

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Opening a window on quantum gravity

Very small objects like photons and electrons are known for their odd behavior. Thanks to the laws of quantum mechanics,…

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Real-time holographic displays one step closer to reality

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have designed a new type of pixel element and demonstrated its unique switc…

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Silicon Photonics Takes the Next Step Toward a High Bandwidth Future

Researchers at IBM attach silicon photonic chips directly onto a processor package promising a faster, cheaper and lower energy future for computing systems, including cloud data centers

Scientists at IBM Research have now demonstrated what may be an important step toward commercializing this next generati…

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