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Stanford researchers investigate behavior in quantum systems with a toy-inspired technique

By placing the most magnetic element of the periodic table into a quantum version of a popular desktop toy, Stanford scientists explore the emergence of quantum chaos and thermal equilibrium.

Lev and his group built their own quantum version of Newton’s cradle in order to answer questions about how the chaotic …

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Dielectric Metamaterial is Dynamically Tuned by Light

Metal-free metamaterial can be swiftly tuned to create changing electromagnetic effects

For this study, the cylinders were sized to interact with terahertz waves—a band of the electromagnetic spectrum that si…

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‘Exceptional’ research points way toward quantum discoveries

Rice University scientists make tunable light-matter couplings in nanotube films

In the new work, Kono and Rice postdoctoral researcher and lead author Weilu Gao combined techniques from the earlier pa…

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Scientists Develop Nanodiamond-based Controllable Light Source

A research group from ITMO University has developed the first-ever controlled nanodiamond-based light source. Experiment…

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Improving mid-infrared imaging and sensing

Artificial optical materials could allow cheaper, flatter, more efficient detectors for night vision and other uses.

The new approach uses a flat, artificial material composed of nanostructured optical elements, instead of the usual thic…

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Researchers create precision optical components with inkjet printing

New additive manufacturing technique could be used to combine optics, microfluidics and electronics on a single chip

Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides

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Einstein's 'spooky action' goes massive

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon of entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size

The researchers managed to bring the motions of two individual vibrating drumheads - fabricated from metallic aluminium …

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Quantum Dots Enable Faster, Easier Photon Detection, More Secure Data

A team of researchers have developed a new method of detecting single photons, or light particles, using quantum dots. S…

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Switch controls light on a nanoscale for faster information processing

Purdue researchers have helped design a compact switch that enables light to be more reliably confined to small computer…

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Fast and Ultra-precise: Processing Optics with LBF

Thanks to its speed and flexibility in surface design, the LBF process is particularly well suited for cost-effective sh…

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Developing micron-sized magnetic resonance

Researchers use impurities in diamonds to develop systems capable of peering into samples as small as single cells

A senior physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and a member of the physics department faculty, Wa…

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New record on squeezing light to one atom

A study published in Science reports on how ICFO researchers, with MIT and Univ. of Minho, are able to confine and guide light down to a space of 1-atom thick in dimension.

They sent infrared light through their devices and observed how the plasmons propagated in between the metal and the gra…

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Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale

In order to demonstrate such capabilities, the authors designed and fabricated assemblies of gold nanorods with well-def…

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Integrating optical components into existing chip designs

Technique would allow addition of optical communication components to existing chips with little modification of their designs.

In the latest issue of Nature, a team of 18 researchers, led by the same MIT, Berkeley, and BU groups, reports another b…

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Ultrafast electron oscillation and dephasing monitored by attosecond light source

YNU and NTT researchers observed petahertz electron oscillation using chromium doped sapphire solid-state material

The benefits of this study are directly related to the control of various optical phenomena through the dielectric polar…

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En route to the optical nuclear clock

PTB performs the first optical measurements of the properties of an unusual nucleus

Researchers have now performed the first-ever measurements – using optical methods – of some important properties of thi…

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Physicists made crystal lattice from polaritons

Physicists from ITMO University and University of Sheffield have created a photonic analogue of a Lieb lattice and confi…

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A new Bose–Einstein condensate created at Aalto University

In experiments by Aalto researchers, the condensed particles were mixtures of light and electrons in motion in gold nano…

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Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter

Rice University scientists corral, quantify subtle movement in condensed matter system

The technique could lead to a greater understanding of theoretical predictions in quantum phase transitions because the …

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From insulator to conductor in a flash

Using short laser pulses, a research team led by Misha Ivanov of the Max Born Institute in Berlin together with scientis…

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