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Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning

This knotted skyrmion may provide insight into a stable ball of plasma that could enhance future fusion reactors.

Scientists at Amherst College and Aalto University have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a qu…

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Shedding (high-power laser) light on the plasma density limit

Understanding extreme high pressure states created by laser light interacting with materials is crucial for laser-based …

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A spinning top of light

Short, rotating pulses of light reveal a great deal about the inner structure of materials. An international team of phy…

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Want more efficient simulators? Store time in a quantum superposition

Approach could cut resources required for simulations of processes such as traffic flow and neuron firing

A quantum simulator can be in many different states at the same time, each with its own probability of being realised. T…

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Dressing atoms in an ultracold soup

Physicists build bizarre molecules called ‘Rydberg polarons’

By coordinating the timing of laser pulses with changes in the electric field, the researchers were able to create and c…

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Experimentally Demonstrated a Toffoli Gate in a Semiconductor Three-Qubit System

The Toffoli gate is a three-qubit operation that changed the state of a target qubit conditioned on the state of two con…

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Fizeau Interferometer for Testing Very Large Diameter Flats

Housed in an ultra-stable testing environment, this interferometric set-up will allow direct qualification of larger fla…

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Teaching quantum physics to a computer

The quantum state of the physical system is encoded in a so-called neural network, and learning is achieved in small ste…

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Optical Distance Measurement at Record-High Speed

Microresonator-based optical frequency combs enable highly-precise optical distance ranging at a rate of 100 million measurements per second – publication in Science.

This demonstration was enabled by a new type of chip-scale light source developed at EPFL, generating optical frequency …

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Clocking electrons racing faster than light in glass

These electron pulses are produced by a high power laser irradiating a glass target hosted in a vacuum chamber on a tabl…

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Developing reliable quantum computers

International research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems

Their example of a difficult certification problem is sorting a defined number of photons after they have gone through a…

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High-energy photons from 2D materials

In this strong-field phenomenon, many low-energy photons emitted by a very strong laser are converted to fewer photons, …

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Basque researchers turn light upside down

To see how the waves propagate along the metasurface, the researchers used a state-of the-art infrared nanoimaging techn…

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New quantum memory stores information for hours

Storing information in a quantum memory system is a difficult challenge, as the data is usually quickly lost. At TU Wien, ultra-long storage times have now been achieved using tiny diamonds.

For the first time, scientists at the Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics at TU Wien have now been able to experim…

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Programming on a silicon quantum chip

The scientists focus on qubits in silicon chips. These qubits are created by

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Many colours from a single dot

Their results, which were published in the nano- and microphysics journal Small, show that the particles under considera…

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MEMS chips get metatlenses

Combining metasurface lenses with MEMS technology could add high-speed scanning and enhance focusing capability of optical systems.

A new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the b…

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Major discovery in controlling quantum states of single atoms

Their findings, published in the journal Science Advances, show that the loss in quantum state superposition is mainly c…

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TECHSPEC® λ/20 UV Fused Silica Right Angle Prisms tailored for precision laser applications

UV Fused silica substrate offers extended range deep into the UV

They are ideal for beam steering, retroreflection, or any application where low wavefront error is critical to system pe…

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Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future

To create their unconventional superconductor they started with what is called a topological insulator made of bismuth t…

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