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Making a Mini Mona Lisa

Nanotechnique creates image 30 microns in width

Researchers have painted the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width – or one-third the width…

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Bringing light to a halt

Physicists at the technical university freeze motion of light for a minute

Physicists in Darmstadt have been able to stop something that has the greatest possible speed and that never really stop…

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Polymer Waveplates (Retarders) Provide True Zero Order Waveplate Performance

Offers economical alternative to quartz waveplates

Designed for transmitting light while modifying its optical polarization state, these versatile Polymer Waveplate (Retar…

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OPTICAL POLISHING PITCH PRESENTS ABRASIVES EFFICIENTLY TO OPTICS

This pitch eliminates the need for screening, filtering, or mixing additives and all hardness grades are fully compatibl…

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Alternative materials could bring 'plasmonic' technologies

The materials could make it possible to harness clouds of electrons called surface plasmons to manipulate and control li…

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DELTA Optical Thin Film Launches Linear Variable NIR Band Pass Filter

DELTA’s innovative family of linear variable filters is extended with an eighth type – the best ever linear variable NIR band pass filter (LVNIRBP).

The brand new linear variable NIR band pass filter extends the application range of LVF largely. The LVNIRBP will be pre…

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An infallible quantum measurement

Entanglement is a key resource for upcoming quantum computers and simulators. Now, physicists in Innsbruck and Geneva re…

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Light that Moves and Molds Gels

Pitt research team demonstrates gels that can be moved, controlled by light

Pitt research team demonstrates gels that can be moved, controlled by light

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When fluid dynamics mimic quantum mechanics

MIT researchers expand the range of quantum behaviors that can be replicated in fluidic systems, offering a new perspective on wave-particle duality.

In the latest issue of the journal Physical Review E (PRE), a team of MIT researchers, in collaboration with Couder and …

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New University/Industry Partnership Will Advance Optical Science and Engineering

A new center led by the University of Rochester will receive over $4 million in combined federal, industry and academic …

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Tetrapod Quantum Dots Light the Way to Stronger Polymers

Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Fluorescent Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Measure the Mechanical Strength of Polymer Fibers

Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer nanocomposites

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DSI® Announces Highly Durable, Optical Thin Film Coatings for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Deposition Sciences will present ruggedized optical coatings for unmanned systems in booth 3053 at AUVSI (Washington, D.…

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Random, scattered, and ultra tiny: A spectrometer for the future

Taking advantage of the sensitive nature of randomly scattered light, Yale University researchers have developed an ultr…

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Quest to test Einstein's speed limit

Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests ov…

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Detection of single photons via quantum entanglement

A team of quantum physicists in Innsbruck led by Christian Roos and Cornelius Hempel have realised an extremely sensitiv…

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Superfluid turbulence through the lens of black holes

Study finds behavior of the turbulent flow of superfluids is opposite that of ordinary fluids.

A superfluid moves like a completely frictionless liquid, seemingly able to propel itself without any hindrance from gra…

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Taming the Wild West of physics to make materials out of light

Prof. Jonathan Simon building 'particle decelerator' to crystallize photons

High school physics teaches that photons have no mass, but Jonathan Simon, the Neubauer Family assistant professor of ph…

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Size and Memory Both Matter in Quantum Computing

Dartmouth physicists and colleagues home in on stable information storage for quantum computers.

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Radiant Zemax Announces Zemax 13 Release 2 Innovations in Optical and Illumination Design Software

New and proprietary features solve today's most difficult design challenges

Zemax 13 Release 2 delivers a powerful competitive advantage with industry-leading design, simulation and optimization c…

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New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have dem…

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