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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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NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements

The new method could improve the sensitivity, precision and ease of tests and calibrations of antennas, sensors, and bio…

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Getting sharp images from dull detectors

Operating in the fuzzy area between classical and quantum light

In a new experiment, researchers perform an experiment using incoherent light, where the light is a jumble of waves. An…

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Southampton scientists grow a new challenger to graphene

This new class of thin metal materials, known as transition metal di-chalcogenides, has become an exciting complimentary…

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With Microwaves & Magnets, Engineers Develop System for Quantum Communication

Yale engineers have developed a hybrid system that strongly couples magnons—the smallest unit of measurement for a magne…

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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Substrates from Ocean Optics

Gold nanoparticle SERS substrates amplify Raman effects

Using precisely controlled gold nanoparticles, Ocean Optics SERS substrates amplify very weak Raman signals by many orde…

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B&W Tek Turns Focus to LIBS with OEM Miniature Spectrometer & Laser Solutions

The Exemplar® and Exemplar® LS miniature spectrometers are already used in numerous applications such as kinetic reactio…

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Radial Polarization Converters Reduce Laser Beam Spot Size

Designed to convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization

Radial Polarization Converters produce radially polarized light, which is ideal for

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Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications.

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that o…

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Through the combining glass

Trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research that uses semi-transparent mirrors…

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Nanoparticles Break the Symmetry of Light

Nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibres. Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to select the direction of the light using an unusual kind of coupling between spin and the direction of propagation.

Nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibres. Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have now ma…

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New experiments in the helium atom allow to turn electron correlation on and off at will

In the experiment, helium atoms were ionized by the absorption of a single ultra-violet photon. This was possible becaus…

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A prison for photons in a diamond-like photonic crystal

In optics, resonant cavities are widely used for their ability to store light in a limited space for a particular durati…

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A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

New low-power method opens the door for easily fabricating future quantum communication and computing devices

One of the properties of light exploited within quantum optics is photon polarization, which is essentially the directio…

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LightWorks Optical Systems Announces New Name as II-VI Optical Systems

As a vertically integrated provider of high precision optical assemblies, objectives, infrared optics and components, wi…

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