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Switching with molecules

Molecular switch will facilitate the development of pioneering electro-optical devices

The researchers used the fragment to direct laser light to the molecule and measure tiny spectroscopic signals that vary…

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Nuclear physicists leap into quantum computing with first simulations of atomic nucleus

The team performed more than 700,000 quantum computing measurements of the energy of a deuteron, the

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The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam. It uses a tiny onboard circuit that convert…

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Can a quantum drum vibrate and stand still at the same time?

Researchers have studied how a ‘drumstick’ made of light could make a microscopic ‘drum’ vibrate and stand still at the same time.

In recent years, the emerging field of quantum optomechanics has made great progress towards the goal of a quantum drum …

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NIST Puts the Optical Microscope Under the Microscope to Achieve Atomic Accuracy

The NIST team relied on nanometer-scale fabrication processes to develop the reference material. The researchers used el…

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Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed optical communications

Graphene Flagship researchers created a technology that could lead to new devices for faster, more reliable ultra-broad bandwidth transfers

Researches envision the creation of new graphene optical switches, which could also harness new optical frequencies to t…

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Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory

A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory

The researchers engineered diamond strings that can be tuned to quiet a qubit’s environment and improve memory from tens…

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LightOn Cloud offers faster large-scale Artificial Intelligence

Because it uses light, LightOn's OPU consumes less power resulting in a 30x energy savings compared to the GPU on this t…

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Maximizing the field of view: SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers bring augmented reality to life

SCHOTT RealView™ glass wafers are available with tailored refractive index and excellent light guiding properties. As a …

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A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes

The developed micro-thermocouple exhibited high responsiveness to heat generated by a laser and an electron beam. Import…

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Advanced Materials: Processing Glass Like a Polymer

KIT Materials Scientists Develop New Forming Technology – Publication in Advanced Materials

The scientists mix glass particles of 40 nanometers in size with a liquid polymer, form the mix like a sponge cake, and …

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Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatia…

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A quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds

Unlike the way in which quantum entanglement between clouds of particles has been created up to now, and which involves …

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A full gamut of colors in all-dielectric, cheap, and large-scale artificial butterfly wings

Materials with engineered colorimetric signatures detectable by the naked eye are in high demand for optical sensing and…

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NIST’s New Quantum Method Generates Really Random Numbers

The new NIST method generates digital bits with photons, or particles of light, using data generated in an improved vers…

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Neglected atom has top properties for atomic clocks

Researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore propose that lutetium clocks could outperform today's timekeepers

The six-month effort, involving a high-power laser like those used for industrial cutting, gave a result for the blackbo…

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The photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

A boost for graphene-based light detectors

This simple scenario of light-induced electron heating in graphene can explain many observed effects. Aside from describ…

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Unexpected Behaviour of Atom Clouds Challenges Existing Theories

Experiments with ultra-cold atoms at the TU Wien have shown surprising results: coupled atom clouds synchronize within milliseconds. This effect cannot be explained by standard theories.

When two ultra-cold quantum gases are coupled, they can synchronize spontaneously, oscillating in perfect unison after j…

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USTC develops all-optically controlled non-reciprocal multifunctional photonic devices

Light has bidirectional transmission reciprocity in common dielectric material. Breaking this reciprocity in the directi…

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Freeing electrons to better trap them

For the first time, researchers from UNIGE and MBI in Berlin have placed an electron in a dual state -- neither freed nor bound -- thus confirming a hypothesis from the 1970s

The more intense a laser is, the easier should it be to ionise the atom--in other words, to tear the electrons away from…

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