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Researchers Optically Levitate a Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond

Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a na…

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Researchers Slow Light to a Crawl in Liquid Crystal Matrix

New technique could find uses in highly sensitive interferometers and other measuring devices

The new approach uses a liquid crystal matrix, which uses little power, does not require an external electrical field an…

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New RFID lens provides LensLine sensor system with improved condition monitoring capabilities

TRUMPF’s new RFID lens increases the measurement accuracy of the LensLine sensor system, which now offers enhanced condition monitoring functions and is even more operator-friendly than before.

Greater accuracy, process reliability and user-friendliness – TRUMPF has enhanced its LensLine sensor system by combinin…

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Replaceable Slit Spectrometers Offer Applications Versatility

Field-replaceable slits add flexibility to Ocean Optics spectrometers

Precision laser-cut slit and aperture assemblies from Ocean Optics add flexibility to the company’s QE65 Pro, Jaz, and T…

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Quantum communication controlled by resonance in ‘artificial atoms’

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, together with colleagues in the US and Australia, have developed a method to co…

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Researchers at the University of Stuttgart measure for the first time near-fields of three-dimensional optical nanoantennas.

Their method gives new insight into light-matter coupling at the nanoscale and allows precise measurement of enhanced op…

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Caffeine “Traffic Light”: Do you want to know how much caffeine is in your drink?

A team of researchers developed a fluorescent caffeine detector and a detection kit that lights up like a traffic light …

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What’s the Matter? Q-Glasses Could Be a New Class of Solids

There may be more kinds of stuff than we thought. A team of researchers has reported possible evidence for a new categor…

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JILA researchers discover atomic clock can simulate quantum magnetism

Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a dif…

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Caltech Team Produces Squeezed Light Using a Silicon Micromechanical System

The group has engineered a miniature silicon system that produces a type of light that is quieter at certain frequencies…

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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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