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Highly non-linear response in solids pulled out from high-order harmonic generation

The study published in Nature Communications is able to characterize high-order nonlinear susceptibilities in a crystal with the use of HHG, instrumental in signal manipulation for optoelectronics.

In their study, the team of researchers used sapphire crystal wafers for the experiment since this material acts as both…

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Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms

The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today…

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Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

Researchers demonstrate a semiconductor device for the tailored generation of Brillouin signals in the ultrahigh 100GHz-THz regime.

In their study, the researchers devise a novel optical technique to detect and optimize the generated Brillouin spectra …

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USTC First Realized the All-Photonic Quantum Repeater

These results provide a new approach to design quantum repeaters with efficient single-photon sources and photonic graph…

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Robert Alfano team identifies new “Majorana Photons”

These unique photons can travel with different wavefronts. They also have a vortex where the wavefront twists and polari…

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Light in the nanoworld

Quantum light sources pave the way for optical circuits

An international team has succeeded in placing light sources in atomically thin material layers with an accuracy of just…

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Puzzling on a quantum chessboard

An optical lattice of laser beams into which individual atoms are placed can be used as a chessboard

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Travelling Towards a Quantum Internet at Light Speed

A research team lead by Osaka University demonstrated how information encoded in the circular polarization of a laser be…

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Near-infrared plasmons with atomically thin crystalline silver films

An international team of researchers demonstrates the existence of narrow plasmons in the near-infrared regime by using atomically-thin silver films of crystalline quality.

In recent years, plasmonics has made its way through to become a key component in the field of optical devices essential…

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Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light

New research on Weyl semimetals, a class of quantum materials, unlocks unique quantum properties that can be used to create light-controlled electronic devices in the future.

The scientists also found that the current’s direction could be controlled by changing the light beam’s structure, such …

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Micro ring resonator has highest silicon carbide quality factor to date

MIT, Singapore researchers show high-quality photonic device based on amorphous silicon carbide.

The resonator shows promise to be used as an on-chip photonic light source at the infrared telecom wavelength of 1,550 n…

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Physicists discover family members of Schrödinger’s cat

It has been said that the internet exists chiefly to show videos of cats interacting with boxes.

Creating these hypercube states – in this case using single particles of light and a tiny mechanical drum – is an import…

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Reading out qubits 100 times faster than before: new step towards the quantum computer

Qubits are the elementary building blocks of a future, super-efficient quantum computer. Their role can be compared to t…

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Ring resonators corner light

Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its …

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Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

Wang and a team of researchers demonstrated such light can be used to control some of the essential quantum properties o…

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Dynamic beams of light

An international team of researchers is able to generate for the first time time-varying OAM beams of light.

In their experiment, the team of researchers took two femtosecond infrared pulses of 800nm, with different OAM and with …

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Voxon Launches the World’s First 3D Holographic Arcade Machine, the Z3D

The Z3D’s unique and captivating visual appearance (think holograms from science fiction) in true 3D, has added a whole new dimension to gaming.

The Z3D is a swept surface volumetric display, and is powered by the Voxon Photonics Engine. This engine comprises an ul…

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Building a bridge to the quantum world

Scientists develop prototype of what may serve as link to connect quantum computers

This method, which the authors published in the current edition of Nature, might prove extremely useful when it comes to…

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Research Reveals Exotic Quantum States in Double-Layer Graphene

Findings shed new light on the nature of electron interactions in quantum systems and establish a potential new platform for future quantum computers

his new research used double-layer graphene to investigate what happens when two quantum wells are brought close togethe…

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How to bend waves to arrive at the right place

Waves do not always spread uniformly into all directions, but can form a remarkable "branched flow". At TU Wien (Vienna) a method has now been developed to control this phenomenon.

In free space, the light wave of a laser beam propagates on a perfectly straight line. Under certain circumstances, howe…

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