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Outsmarting Thermodynamics in Self-assembly of Nanostructures

Berkeley Lab reports method for symmetry-breaking in feedback-driven self-assembly of optical metamaterials

The researchers demonstrated self-assembled optical metamaterials with tailored broken-symmetries and hence unique elect…

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Two Photons Strongly Coupled by Glass Fibre

At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), two photons were made to interact strongly using an ultra-thin glass fibre. This technique is an important new tool for quantum technology.

Two photons in free space do not interact. Light waves can pass through each other without having any influence on each …

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Quantum Computation: Fragile yet Error-free

In a close collaborative effort, Spanish and Austrian physicists have experimentally encoded one quantum bit in entangle…

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A quantum leap in nanoparticle efficiency

New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which…

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Physicists pave the way for quantum interfaces

Tübingen researchers control interplay of light and matter at the level of individual photons emitted by rubidium

The new method can be used in the future to read and process quantum information which has been stored in the atom with …

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New mechanism to convert light into electricity: the ‘plasmo-electric effect’

Researchers of the FOM Institute AMOLF and the California Institute of Technology have discovered a new method to genera…

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Accurate measurement of optical coating thickness

Most optical coatings are used to enhance reflection or transmission properties of a substrate material within an optica…

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World’s First Photonic Pressure Sensor Outshines Traditional Mercury Standard

The new instrument, called a fixed-length optical cavity, works by detecting subtle changes in the wavelength of light p…

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NTU lights up photonics research with $100 million institute

The next generation ultra-fast Internet or ground-breaking electronic circuits powered by light instead of electricity c…

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Bristol team develops aerosol optical tweezers

The AOT-100 Aerosol Optical Tweezers, which is capable of holding and manipulating single or multiple particles for inde…

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Restoring Order

A spin Hall effect without all the fuss

Atom-optical lattice systems offer a clean, well-controlled way to study the manipulation and movement of spins because …

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Molecular Quantum Bit with Long Coherence Time Discovered in Stuttgart

Recently, many different systems have been proposed for the physical implementation of a quantum bit. Very promising pro…

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Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool…

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Radiant Zemax Announces the Sale of Zemax

Radiant Zemax Announces the Sale of its Zemax Optical Design Software Business Unit to Arlington Capital Partners. Mark Nicholson named Zemax CEO.

The Radiant side of the business will continue to operate as Radiant Zemax in the near term, focused on its solutions po…

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Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

Electrons are elementary particles — indivisible, unbreakable. But new research suggests the electron's quantum state — …

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Ultrafast electron heating in graphene

When and why it wins over lattice heating

For optoelectronic applications of a material, a thorough understanding of the processes that govern energy relaxation o…

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Exotic states of light and matter

With a combination of solid-state physics and quantum optics, ETH researchers observe new multiparticle states that so f…

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Higher Count Rates

Shorter Dead Times with COUNT® Modules

LASER COMPONENTS has reduced the dead time of the COUNT photon counters down to 42 ns

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Quantum Physics Enables Yale Engineers to ‘See Without Looking’

Yale engineers have developed a chip-scale device that uses the wave-particle duality of single photons to sense the pre…

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Wire Grid Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters ideal for uncollimated light sources

High contrast over large angles of incidence

Wire Grid Polarizing Cube Beamsplitters are constructed using a wire grid polarizer cemented between two precision high …

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