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Research brings new control over topological insulator

An international team of scientists investigating the electronic properties of ultra-thin films of new materials – topol…

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Reviving Einstein’s spooky action at a distance

Physicists at The University of Queensland and the Australian National University have demonstrated a software-based qua…

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Collaborative “metasurfaces” grant to merge classical and quantum physics

AFOSR selects Harvard SEAS to lead $6.5M effort in nanophotonics, advanced optical technologies

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to lead …

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OSA Member Amy Eskilson Calls for Support of Manufacturing Legislation at Capitol Hill Briefing

The RAMI Act would create up to 15 Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation. IMIs would unite public and private partner…

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Superconductivity in LEDs: shedding new light on quantum physics

Novel approach paves way for new quantum devices

The approach would involve combining light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with a superconductor to generate entangled photons an…

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SAPPHIRE WINDOWS PROTECT AGAINST HIGH SPEED PARTICULATES

Featuring transmission from the UV to IR, Meller Sapphire Windows offer flatness to

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BeamEx1000 beam expander enables measurement of full 6” aperture with industry-standard 4” interferometers

This product enables measurement over a full 6 inch aperture using an industry-standard 4 inch interferometer. The BeamE…

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Pulsable IR Emitters from LASER COMPONENTS

LASER COMPONENTS has expanded the diamond-like source series of pulsable IR emitters.

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Bake Your Own Droplet Lens

New method makes inexpensive, high-quality lenses by hanging droplets of transparent silicone and curing them in an oven

Researchers have created a new type of lens that costs less than a penny to make, and can be used in a 3-D printed attac…

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DSI® Introduces Solderable Coatings and Face Metallization Optical Coatings

Although silicon is the most frequently used substrate, the coatings can be applied to virtually all commonly used optic…

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New technique could transform low-energy light detection

Researchers have discovered a way to use standard semiconductors to detect light over a much broader range of wavelength…

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Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Gas Discovered

The team of Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck, discovered that even simple systems, such as neutral atoms, can…

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Robotics goes micro-scale

The development of light-driven micro-robots that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment…

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Off-plane SXR Monochromator

The OP-XCT monochromator has a very novel design. It uses glancing angles and off-plane grating geometry. Exceptional ef…

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A quantum logic gate between light and matter

Scientists at MPQ successfully process quantum information with a system comprising an optical photon and a trapped atom.

When it comes to recognizing complex patterns or to decoding encrypted messages, conventional computers reach their limi…

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Invest in Photonics(R) invites innovative hi-tech firms seeking funding to submit application

Selected candidates will be individually coached on the projects they pitch to the panel of international investors

The selection committee will assess candidates from key markets: the life sciences, consumer electronics, advanced manuf…

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Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate

Researchers have found a way to magnetize this material using light, an effect that persists for hours at a time.

Semiconductor material can be magnetized with light, suggesting new technology opportunities

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Extraordinary momentum and spin discovered in evanescent light waves

A team of researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan has identified unexpected dynamic prope…

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Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers

University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof-of-concept ex…

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New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard U…

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