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Physicists discover family members of Schrödinger’s cat

It has been said that the internet exists chiefly to show videos of cats interacting with boxes.

Creating these hypercube states – in this case using single particles of light and a tiny mechanical drum – is an import…

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Reading out qubits 100 times faster than before: new step towards the quantum computer

Qubits are the elementary building blocks of a future, super-efficient quantum computer. Their role can be compared to t…

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Ring resonators corner light

Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its …

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Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

Wang and a team of researchers demonstrated such light can be used to control some of the essential quantum properties o…

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Dynamic beams of light

An international team of researchers is able to generate for the first time time-varying OAM beams of light.

In their experiment, the team of researchers took two femtosecond infrared pulses of 800nm, with different OAM and with …

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Voxon Launches the World’s First 3D Holographic Arcade Machine, the Z3D

The Z3D’s unique and captivating visual appearance (think holograms from science fiction) in true 3D, has added a whole new dimension to gaming.

The Z3D is a swept surface volumetric display, and is powered by the Voxon Photonics Engine. This engine comprises an ul…

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Building a bridge to the quantum world

Scientists develop prototype of what may serve as link to connect quantum computers

This method, which the authors published in the current edition of Nature, might prove extremely useful when it comes to…

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Research Reveals Exotic Quantum States in Double-Layer Graphene

Findings shed new light on the nature of electron interactions in quantum systems and establish a potential new platform for future quantum computers

his new research used double-layer graphene to investigate what happens when two quantum wells are brought close togethe…

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How to bend waves to arrive at the right place

Waves do not always spread uniformly into all directions, but can form a remarkable "branched flow". At TU Wien (Vienna) a method has now been developed to control this phenomenon.

In free space, the light wave of a laser beam propagates on a perfectly straight line. Under certain circumstances, howe…

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‘Double-slit’ quantum experiment shows strangeness of quantum uncertainty

This theory combines wave and particle aspects in quantum mechanics be postulating that the motion of a particle is chor…

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PowerPhotonic launches new freeform Field Mapper SAC

Innovative freeform Field Mapper SAC improves diode laser pump efficiency

The fast axis of an edge emitting diode has a Gaussian intensity profile and the slow axis is super-gaussian. A single …

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Thin, lightweight metamaterials with record-breaking efficiencies

Whereas typical lenses are bulky, curved pieces of glass, these novel devices are made of carefully engineered nanostruc…

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Tiny light box opens new doors into the nanoworld

The researchers used a well-known TMDC material – tungsten disulphide – but in a new way. By creating a tiny resonance b…

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Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light

Simulations suggest photonic chip could run optical neural networks 10 million times more efficiently than its electrical counterparts.

In a paper published in Physical Review X, MIT researchers describe a new photonic accelerator that uses more compact op…

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Microscopic ‘donuts’ a treat for quantum tech

Rice U., Oak Ridge scientists study potential of synthetic strain engineering in 2D materials

By patterning nanoscale donuts into a two-dimensional crystal, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their co…

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New Polka-Dot Beamsplitters Developed by Teledyne Acton Optics Deliver Unique, Unrivaled Broadband Performance

Patented UV Coating Process Enables Beamsplitter Performance Down to 120 nm

By employing a patented UV coating process, Teledyne Acton Optics can now provide broadband beamsplitter performance dow…

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Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique

High-quality lenses are increasingly used in everything from cameras, to self-driving cars, and virtually all robotics, …

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New Ultra-Smooth TECHSPEC® λ/40 Laser Grade Aspheric Lenses

They are precision polished using magnetorheological finishing, a process which selectively removes material in a highly…

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Breakthrough advancements in soliton dynamics

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University have demonstrated optical soliton dynamics in gas-filled hollow capillary fibres for the first time.

This is the second ever demonstration of such pulses worldwide, with a new method for generating them that is much simpl…

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Bring on faster internet: device packs more into optical fibre

This can greatly increase the amount of information that can travel through that fibre, leading to faster internet speed…

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