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Spinning the Light: The World's Smallest Optical Gyroscope

Caltech engineers create an optical gyroscope smaller than a grain of rice

The new gyroscope from Hajimiri's lab achieves this improved performance by using a new technique called

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Tech breakthrough to allow 100-times-faster internet

Groundbreaking new technology allows super-fast internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.

This world-first nanophotonic device, published in Nature Communications, encodes more data and processes it much faster…

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Interference of photons using remote sources

Scientists of University of Stuttgart and Saarland University work on fiber-based quantum communication

Physicists from University of Stuttgart and Saarland University, in Germany, were now able to manipulate the single phot…

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TECHSPEC® Laser Grade PCX Lenses feature λ/10 surface accuracy

Precision lenses provide guaranteed laser damage threshold

TECHSPEC® Laser Grade PCX Lenses have a precision UV fused silica substrate. They feature

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Novel Topological Insulator

For the first time, physicists have built a unique topological insulator in which optical and electronic excitations hybridize and flow together. They report their discovery in "Nature".

The novel topological insulator was built on a microchip and basically consists of the gallium arsenide semiconductor co…

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Efficient generation of high-density plasma enabled by high magnetic field

Heating efficiency of laser fusion plasma has been enhanced by guiding relativistic electron beam to be a pre-compressed plasma core using a kilo-tesla-level magnetic field

In this study, laser-to-core energy coupling reached a maximum of 8 percent. The laser-to-core energy coupling, i.e., th…

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Topological Insulators on the cover of LPR

A study by Xi’an Jiaotong University and ICFO reports on a new mechanism of resonant coupling between edge states in topological insulators.

The proposed coupling mechanism based on topologically protected states can be used in various topological photonic and …

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The race to build a quantum computer

Tasks that take billions of years done in just minutes. That’s the quantum revolution coming to computing and it’s set to transform our whole society.

By manipulating matter and light at the level of individual atoms and photons, the team have demonstrated the longest li…

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How Long does a Quantum Jump Take?

With the help of sophisticated experiments and calculations by the Vienna University of Technology, it has now become possible to measure the duration of the famous photoelectric effect.

An ultrashort laser pulse is used as the starting signal with which the process begins. The electrons are released from …

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Penn Engineering groups awarded NSF grants to work toward ‘quantum leap’

A team headed by Lee Bassett, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, will explo…

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Paper on diffractive optics shows 3D holograms become reconfigurable by computer

The paper suggests a way to make the two-dimensional waves three-dimensional in real time with a simple modification to …

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Decoding Multiple Frames from a Single, Scattered Exposure

Coded apertures and “memory effect” reconstruct sequence of diffuse images

The trick is to use a coded aperture. Think of this as a set of filters that allow light to pass through some areas but

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Quantum transfer at the push of a button

The transmission procedure itself took less than a millionth of a second, which means that there is quite a bit of room …

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Superconducting Metamaterial Traps Quantum Light

Newly developed material may be key to scaling up quantum circuits

The Caltech team used a photonic bandgap to trap microwave photons in a superconducting quantum circuit, creating a prom…

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Small modulator for big data

Integrated modulator is now better than ever, made by the best optical materials

Combining that technique with specially designed electrical components, the researchers can now design and fabricate an …

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On-demand room-temperature single photon array: a quantum communication breakthrough by CCNY physicists

Using an atomically thin material, hexagonal boron nitride, placed on nanopillars, the researchers demonstrated single p…

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Researcher could help commercialise quantum communications

The receivers, which use photonic technology, will be designed to be compact, lightweight and affordable to allow for co…

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First-Ever Method for Controlling Nanomotors is Developed by UT Engineers

Using light from a laser or light projector at strengths varying from visible to infrared, the UT researchers’ novel tec…

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Sound offers new directions in integrated photonics

By coupling light and sound on a silicon chip, Rakich’s team demonstrated that traveling ultrasound waves can produce no…

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INRS researchers create an invisibility cloak by manipulating colors of light

A new conceptual approach for rendering objects invisible under realistic conditions

The demonstrated one-dimensional invisibility cloak is already of potential interest for a variety of important applicat…

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