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ITMO & Australian Scientists Contribute to Latest Nanophotonics Review

The recent review by members of ITMO’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and their forei…

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Mounted Reference Flat Aids Alignment of Super Laser

Working in a uniquely stable manufacturing environment, Optical Surfaces skilled staff was able to produce the silver co…

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Observation of record compression of visible light

Proof on ultra-smooth atomically flat gold films

Recently, scientists of the University of Stuttgart in collaboration with research groups of the University of Duisburg-…

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How to produce microlenses from dyes

Light switches from spray cans

Each of these droplets forms a microlens when it dries. A whole field of these microlenses can influence beams of light …

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Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost

Researchers use long-wavelength low energy femtosecond laser pulses to study relativistic self-collapse in plasma, leading to relativistic electron beams

The team found that electron beams were present for powers such that the characteristic self-focusing length in plasma w…

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Exotic quantum states made from light

Physicists at the University of Bonn create optical 'wells' for a super-photon for the first time

Physicists at the University of Bonn have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the lig…

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Massive particles test standard quantum theory

First explicit bounds from interference experiments with matter waves

In their experiments at the University of Vienna, researchers of the Quantum Nanophysics Group headed by Markus Arndt pr…

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Quantum Teleportation from Space to Earth

A Chinese study achieves the first quantum teleportation of independent single-photon qubits from a ground observatory to a low Earth orbit satellite.

Chinese scientists have made a gigantic step forward reporting the teletransportation of quantum states of entangled par…

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Two ERC Grants for Leiden Physics

Milan Allan receives his ERC grant for research on quantum materials. These show mysterious quantum mechanical effects o…

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Engineers find better way to detect nanoparticles

Yang's WGM features two companion silica scatterers, or nanotips, which set on the toroid, or donut-shaped wire, the ave…

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Scientists report first data transmission through terahertz multiplexer

the researchers report the transmission of two real-time video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at an aggregate d…

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Need graphene? Grab a saw

Rice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from wood

Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues used a laser to blacken a thin film pattern onto a block of pine. The pattern…

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New Optical Method Pinpoints Weak Spots in Jet Engine Thermal Coatings

Approach could predict coating lifetime and help improve efficiency of airplane engines

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic ther…

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High resolution without particle accelerator

A first for physics – University of Jena physicists are first to achieve optical coherence tomography with XUV radiation at laboratory scale

However, this method would have even greater potential for science if a shorter radiation wavelength were used, thus all…

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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller package

The device is a type of spectrometer—an optical instrument that takes light and breaks it down into components to reveal…

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Opto-mechanical technique circumvents mechanical losses using the action of light

A research collaboration has revealed a new technique by which scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material can…

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Compact Accelerators: Inspecting Matter Using Terahertz Light

Using the FLUTE linear accelerator, KIT researchers explore technologies for tomorrow’s accelerators and the application of terahertz radiation in science, industry, and medicine

As a research infrastructure, FLUTE will also be used for the development of terahertz radiation measuring methods that …

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UCF Researchers Set Record for Fastest Light Pulse — Again

As reported today in Nature Communication, the pulses Chang has now demonstrated are not just shorter in duration, but a…

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ITMO Scientists Develop New Polymer Holograms

The interference pattern is created by nanoparticles that move inside the material due to polymerization. The chemical p…

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TECHSPEC® Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors offered with new Vacuum UV enhanced coating

VUV Coating has optimized reflection from 120nm to the LWIR

TECHSPEC® Precision Ultraviolet Mirrors with a DUV coating offer excellent reflection from 190nm to the long wave infrar…

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