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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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4D Technology Introduces Compact Measurement System for 300mm Optics

The suite of 300mm components includes a compact, high performance 100–300mm Beam Expander which can be used in horizont…

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Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers

An electrical diode prevents electricity from backflow along a wire providing protection to crucial parts of an electron…

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NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new at…

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Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetism

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI demonstrate how the magnetic structure can be altered qu…

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Quantum Photon Properties Revealed in Another Particle—the Plasmon

Results from a recent applied science study at Caltech support the idea that waveguides coupled with another quantum par…

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Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology

By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy r…

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TECHSPEC® Precision Sapphire Windows Provide Excellent Transmission from UV to MWIR

Feature High Tolerance Design for Superior Performance

TECHSPEC Precision Sapphire Windows are available in four uncoated sizes - 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm and 25 mm diameters

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Researchers announce first phononic crystal that can be altered in real time

Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel…

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York physicists pave the way for more energy efficient technology

An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices with improved performance and power efficiency.

An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has paved the way for a new class of m…

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Never say never in the nano-world

An international team of researchers from Barcelona, Zurich and Vienna found that a nanoparticle trapped with laser ligh…

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Fraunhofer ENAS orders a Variable Shaped Beam Lithography System from Vistec Electron Beam for Advanced Research

Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a leading supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced that Fraunhofer ENAS in Ch…

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Thorlabs Enters High-Speed Optoelectronics Market

The team will focus on addressing the need for high-speed optoelectronic products with bandwidths as high as 100 GHz for…

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Optical information processing on chips inspired by human brain

In a recent publication in Nature Communications researchers from Ghent University report on a new technique for optical…

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