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Magnifying time reveals fundamental rogue wave instabilities of nature

Researchers from INRS and the FEMTO-ST Institute in France have used a novel measurement technique that magnifies time t…

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JILA Atomic Clock Mimics Long-sought Synthetic Magnetic State in Solids

JILA’s record-setting atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are trapped in a laser grid known as an optical lattice, tu…

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Beam Expanders Help Deliver World’s Most Powerful Laser System

In addition to improving beam collimation, beam expanders can be used to focus laser beams. By producing an expanded bea…

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Light Opens and Closes Windows in Membranes

Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) with Photoswitchable Azobenzene Molecules Enable Tunable Separation of Substance Mixtures – Publication in Nature Communications

Irradiation with light causes the molecule to reposition. Under visible light the molecule stretches, under UV light it …

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The Future is Flat (For Lenses)

Engineers at Caltech have developed a system of flat optical lenses that can be easily mass-produced and integrated with…

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Tapping into long-lived sound waves in glass

By shining laser light into fiber optic waveguides made of glass, they were able to probe and generate acoustic waves in…

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Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing

In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built …

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Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing

Taking a deeper look at photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films – the use of intense pulsed light, or IPL, to ra…

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The Sound of Quantum Vacuum

QUANTUM MEMBRANES FOR ULTRAPRECISE MECHANICAL MEASUREMENTS:

A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor mem…

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Ultra-Small Nanocavity Advances Technology for Quantum-Based Data Encryption

Silver-coated nanocavity could help create brighter single-photon light sources

The researchers created the new nanocavity by using highly reflective silver to coat the sides of a nanoscale semiconduc…

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NIST Device for Detecting Subatomic-Scale Motion Has Potential Robotics, Homeland Security Applications

The researchers exploited the light’s wavelength, the distance between successive peaks of the light wave. With the righ…

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Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and “watch” it melt

New observations confirm an 80-year-old quantum theory.

For the first time, MIT physicists have observed a highly ordered crystal of electrons in a semiconducting material and …

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Zemax announces release of OpticStudio™ 16.5

OpticStudio 16.5 adds new stray light analysis tools to identify and block unwanted rays in

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An Invisible Electrode

Flexible transparent conductor free of reflection and scattering in Nature Communications.

The researchers have developed a room temperature processed multilayer transparent conductor optimizing the antireflecti…

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Quantum Particles Form Droplets

In their experiment the researchers produced a Bose-Einstein condensate of erbium atoms at extremely low temperatures in…

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Fast-track control accelerates switching of quantum bits

An international collaboration between physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill Univ…

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Researchers Achieve Meter-Scale Optical Coherence Tomography for First Time

Previously constrained to mere centimeters, new macro-scale technology offers opportunities for long-range measurements and imaging in industry, manufacturing and medicine

With OCT’s ability to provide difficult-to-obtain information on material composition, subsurface structure, coatings, s…

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Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid

Gained understanding in quantum physics may be a step towards quantum computers.

Understanding these modes is essential for the progress of quantum information processing, building a quantum computer

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Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement

Rice University photonics lab tests photon-induced force microscopy

Thomann’s primary research centers on using nanoparticles and sunlight to reduce the carbon footprint of power plants. T…

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Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit

In their study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers demonstrate for the first time how quantum walks of seve…

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