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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

In a paper in Nature Photonics, they describe trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads with an optical tweezer in a vacu…

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A laser helps shrink atomic clocks and improve their performance

A new ultra-efficient laser paves the way for new applications using miniature atomic clocks.

The international team has discovered an exceptionally efficient and robust microcomb based on a unique wave type called…

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Quantum physicists succeed in controlling energy losses and shifts

Achievement can be applied to speed up quantum computers and design new quantum technological devices

The key to the new observation was that dissipation, and hence the energy shift, can be turned on and off. Control of su…

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New integrated photonics concept to enhance wavelength conversion

In order to generate 775-nm-wavelength light with a 1550-nm-wavelength pump, the researchers designed a semi-nonlinear w…

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The taming of the light screw

This strong-field phenomenon converts many low-energy photons from an intense laser pulse into a photon of much higher e…

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Measuring tunneling time – physicists solve great mystery of the quantum world

In a first, experiments conducted by the Griffith research team using ultra short pulses of light and atomic hydrogen in…

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Optical Clocks Started the Calibration of the International Atomic Time

Researchers in NICT and LNE-SYRTE operated their strontium optical lattice clocks independently from December 2 to 12 an…

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Light pulses provide a new route to enhance superconductivity

Using numerical simulations, the researchers found that this unconventional type of conductivity, which is believed to t…

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Device That 'Shakes' Light A Breakthrough In Photonics

he device has demonstrated an efficient on-chip shaping of photons enabled by nanomechanics driven at microwave frequenc…

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Optalysys launches world’s first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000

Optical processing comes at a pivotal time of change in computing. Demand for AI is exploding just as silicon-based proc…

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Researchers create a color filter using semiconductor material that folds into tens of nanometers

The research team used two stacked nanophotonic structures just several tens ofnanometers thick to adjust the re…

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Chirality yields Colossal Photocurrent

Unique Weyl semimetal delivers largest intrinsic conversion of light to electricity

Typically, light is converted to electricity by chemically altering a semiconductor to have a built-in electric field. A…

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Faster method to read quantum memory

Scientists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a faster way to read information out of qubits, the basic building blocks of a quantum computer

The new method applies an extra microwave pulse at the same time to the qubit itself, as well as to the circuit attached…

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Experts move one step closer to demystifying the quantum world

The quantum world is notoriously complex, its multiple layers and miniscule components eluding standard analytical approaches.

Their experiment simultaneously determined two complementary polarization properties of a single photon and achieved the…

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II-VI and Edmund Optics Collaborating to Make IR Optics More Accessible than Ever Before

IR Optics Available Immediately

TECHSPEC® Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex Lenses are designed by EO and manufactured by II-VI out of premier grade ZnSe mater…

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Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in unison

A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as a quantum memory device.

They then showed they can control and manipulate the thousands of nuclei as if they form a single body in unison, like a…

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Repulsive photons

In their new experiment, the researchers were now able to demonstrate that single polaritons – and hence, indirectly, th…

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Entangling Photons of Different Colors

NIST researchers develop a novel chip-based device for quantum communication.

For the first time, the team created quantum-correlated pairs made up of one visible and one near-infrared photon using …

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A POLARITON FILTER TURNS ORDINARY LASER LIGHT INTO QUANTUM LIGHT

The photons interact with electron-hole pairs in the semiconductor, forming new chimeric particles called polaritons tha…

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Laser pulses light the way to tuning topological materials for spintronics and quantum computing

By employing ultra-short mid-infrared and terahertz pulses of less than one trillionth of a second, researchers at Ames …

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