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Qubits with staying power

Technique greatly extends duration of fragile quantum states, pointing toward practical quantum computers.

In the long term, the work could lead toward practical quantum computers. But in the shorter term, it could enable the i…

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Edmund Optics® and FISBA OPTIK Create Partnership to Advance Infrared Glass Molded Optics

Expands Market Applications for High Volume, Molded, IR Optics

The joint effort will bring together the individual achievements of both companies in fabricating molded lenses from adv…

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Team led by UCLA and Columbia engineers uses disorder to control light on a nanoscale

Findings could lead to more precise information transfer in computer chips and other applications

A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more pre…

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Generating Möbius strips of light

Researchers experimentally produce these structures from light polarization

To create the structured beam and measure its polarization, the researchers used a series of optical tools. The laser li…

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VLOC to Integrate with II-VI Optical Systems

With materials, coatings, and experience covering the UV through Long Wave IR regime, only II-VI Optical Systems can cov…

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Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory

Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena

The experiments tested, for the first time, a prediction from a theory about the origins of quantum

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Entanglement on a Chip: Breakthrough Promises Secure Communications and Faster Computers

Researchers have developed the first microscopic component that is small enough to fit onto a standard silicon chip. The…

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The Route des Lasers brings eight innovative firms to Photonics West and BIOS 2015

French competitiveness cluster targets US interest in advanced photonics technologies from Bordeaux

Based in Bordeaux, France, the Route des Lasers competitiveness cluster has become one of Europe’s highest concentration…

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Open-Source Software for Quantum Information

NIST has partnered with the private sector to develop the next-generation open-source control software for quantum infor…

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Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling through air

In a new paper published in Science Express today, researchers describe how they have managed to slow photons in free sp…

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Optical Sensing: the smaller the better

Plasmonic Focusing enables High-Sensitivity Quantum Dot Photodetectors

High-sensitivity photodetection is at the heart of many optoelectronic applications, including spectroscopy, imaging, su…

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Demonstration of Single-photon Source with 30 Times Higher Speed

NICT paves the way for preparation of next-generation high-quality single-photon source

This research will accelerate the practical use of quantum communication systems which are constructed by commercially a…

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Scientists use "pen and ink" to control how materials interact with light

Threatened with extinction by biros and computers, the nib pen could be set to make an unexpected comeback in the field …

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Mathematical approach provides a new step in resolving the mystery of glass

An interdisciplinary team of mathematicians and physicists has developed a new quantitative approach to understanding th…

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Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS technology for spectroscopy in the medium infrared range

The spectrometer can be used to study gas-shaped, liquid and solid materials by analyzing light in the near infrared ran…

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Sussex scientists tame Schrӧdinger’s cat for a new type of quantum computer

Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their …

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Magic numbers of quantum matter revealed by cold atoms

Scientists extract the topological number of an artificial solid subjected to extreme effective magnetic fields

Topology, a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects, has been exploited by physicists to predict and describ…

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Two or one splashing? It’s different!

Physicist at the University of Bonn observe light-matter interaction with two atoms for the first time

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Breakthrough Lights up Metamaterials

A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light f…

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Extending Einstein's spooky action for use in quantum networks

An international team, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has demonstrated that the 1935 Ein…

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