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TECHSPEC® Germanium Meniscus Lenses Provide Superior Spherical Correction

Feature Durable Design for Demanding IR Applications

These lenses feature a durable design that is ideal for use in a wide variety of demanding infrared (IR) applications, i…

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Flexible photonics

Researchers describe new technology to fabricate high-performance, flexible optical devices

A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a way to fabricate high-performance flexible optical d…

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Minuscule chips for NMR spectroscopy promise portability, parallelization

Two-by-two-millimeter spectrometer dramatically shrinks footprint for multidimensional analysis of molecules

Two-by-two-millimeter spectrometer dramatically shrinks footprint for multidimensional analysis of molecules

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Technique simplifies creation of high-tech crystals

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optic…

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Light pulses control graphene’s electrical behavior

Finding could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors.

Graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon with exceptional electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, has become a focu…

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Beyond super-resolution with photonic antennas

Single molecule nanoimaging with angstrom localization precision using hybrid photonic antennas.

Photonic antennas amplify and confine optical fields at the nanoscale offering excellent perspectives for nanoimaging an…

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On-chip Topological Light

First measurements of transmission and delay

Topological transport of light is the photonic analog of topological electron flow in certain semiconductors. In the el…

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A single light particle operates a switch

Devices that employ light for computation, could speed up computers in the future and increase their efficiency. Researc…

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Making Quantum Connections

The speed of information in a spin network

In quantum mechanics, interactions between particles can give rise to entanglement, which is a strange type of connectio…

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Verifying the future of quantum computing

Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolution…

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Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states

Experiment measures millions of quantum trajectories to predict ‘most likely’ route

As a quantum state collapses from a quantum superposition to a classical state or a different superposition, it will fol…

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A transistor-like amplifier for single photons

A team of scientists at MPQ achieves a twentyfold amplification of single-photon signals with the help of an ultracold quantum gas.

A team at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has now made a kind of optical transistor using a cloud of ultraco…

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Building ‘invisible’ materials with light

A new technique which uses light like a needle to thread long chains of particles could help bring sci-fi concepts such …

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A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Nano-optoelectronics are considered the cornerstone of future chip technology, but the research faces major challenges: …

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ZEISS’ Freeform Progressive Technology Patents Granted in Japan

This state-of-the-art freeform technology also covered by patents in Europe, US and Australia and licensed to major lens companies

Freeform technology allows the production of complex lens designs on a lens-by-lens basis. Sophisticated equipment can s…

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PG&O Introduces Beamsplitter with 200:1 Extinction Ratio for High Power Laser Apps

This thin film coating innovation is especially important for high-power laser applications up to

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'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and California Institute of Technology have demonstr…

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Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That’s w…

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Boosting the Force of Empty Space

Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose a way to amplify their force.

Vacuum is not as empty as one might think. In fact, empty space is a bubbling soup of various virtual particles popping …

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New material puts a twist in light

A team from the Research School of Physics and Engineering have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is th…

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