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Probe for nanofibers has atom-scale sensitivity

In this experiment, researchers inject a combination of light shapes into a nanofiber. The light passes down a thinning …

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SANTEC offers a super-flatness of λ/40 using a wavefront correction technology in a spatial light modulator based on LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon).

The wavefront correction technology is available for several SLM-100 models in optional visible wavelength. It was diffi…

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Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet

A strong short light pulse can record data on a magnetic layer of yttrium iron garnet doped with Co-ions. This was disco…

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Photonics West 2017: Fraunhofer IPMS presents novel MEMS bending actuators

The team is currently working on designs for positioning drives for miniaturized optical zoom lens systems

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Lighting up ultrathin films

These semiconductors exhibit remarkably strong interaction with light and therefore have great potential for application…

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Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

The advance, reported January 16 in Nature Photonics, could speed the use of perovskite technologies in commercial appli…

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Studying fundamental particles in materials

Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states within condensed matter systems and switching between different states on ultrafast time scales

It has now been found, however, that by irradiating a material with a laser, it is also possible to combine a quasiparti…

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Aluminum nitride may be engineered to advance quantum computing

T he researchers found that by applying strain to aluminum nitride, one could create structural defects that may be harn…

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Seeing the quantum future… literally

What if you could see the future and stop your IT from breaking?

The physicists have taken a technical quantum leap in addressing this, using techniques from big data to predict how qua…

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II-VI Infrared Offers Multi-band Coated Optics for Hybrid Laser Processing Systems

II-VI’s anti-reflection and beam combining optics achieve very high transmission for a variety of dual or triple bands i…

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NIST Physicists ‘Squeeze’ Light to Cool Microscopic Drum Below Quantum Limit

The drumbeats generate light particles, or photons, which naturally match the higher resonance frequency of the cavity. …

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Airborne thermometer to measure Arctic temperatures

The experiment carried out by the scientists involved probing water with a pulsed laser and using a spectrometer to anal…

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Optimizing the Materials that Mediate Light-Light Interactions

Examples are two photons of the same frequency combining to create one at twice the frequency—known as second harmonic g…

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Telecommunications light amplifier could strengthen integrity of transmitted data

Besides having the potential to replace bulky, expensive amplifiers used today for the study of attosecond science and u…

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Researchers Create Practical and Versatile Microscopic Optomechancial Device

Trapping light and mechanical waves within a tiny bullseye, design could enable more sensitive motion detection

The researchers created a silicon disk 24 microns wide that confines the light and mechanical waves using separate mecha…

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Amplification of relativistic Electron Pulses by Direct Laser Field Acceleration

In experiments at the Max Born Institute, direct laser acceleration of electrons could now be demonstrated and understoo…

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Metals with more diverse colors

The researchers coated the semiconducting material with a thin layer of nanometer-thick semiconductor on the metal, resu…

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High Throughput Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lenses provide a cost effective way of reducing the number of optical elements in a system. A correctly formed …

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Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model

Using atomic quantum-simulation, an experimental technique involving finely tuned lasers and ultracold atoms about a bil…

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SLAC Study: Light Can Switch On Topological Materials

Computer Simulations Show How Light Pulses Can Create Channels that Conduct Electricity with No Resistance in Atomically Thin Semiconductors

Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used computer simulations to s…

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