Creating bright X-ray pulses in the laser lab
To create X-rays—short wave radiation—scientists at TU Vienna start out with very long wavelengths—infrared laser. Long wavelength laser pulses rip atoms out of metal and accelerate them, which leads ...
Butterfly inspires new nanotechnology
By mimicking microscopic structures in the wings of a butterfly, an international research team has developed a device smaller than the width of a human hair that could make optical communication faster and ...
Photonic quantum computers: A brighter future than ever
(Phys.org) —Harnessing the unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic speed-up in information processing as compared to the fastest classical machines. Scientists from the Group of Philip ...
Ultrafast laser technique developed to observe electron action
University of Central Florida physicist Zenghu Chang has done it again. For a third time this year, his research group has published an article in a Nature Photonics journal.
New technique to help produce next-generation photonic chips
Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips.
Verifying the future of quantum computing
Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.
Study offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials
A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites.
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray laser. The images show projections of the carboxysome particle, ...
Quantum microscope for living biology
(Phys.org)—A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells.
Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication
The massive transfer of data over the Internet that is vital to today's economy in our information society would not be possible without the crucial role played by fibre optics communication. Every time a node of the Internet ...
Going beyond the surface: New tech could take light-based cancer treatment deep inside the body
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer.
Signal control with light frequencies
In a review article in Nature Photonics Ferenc Krausz and Mark Stockman discuss the prospects, recent experimental and theoretical findings open for the future of signal processing.
Researchers discover a way to dramatically reduce distortion in long distance fiber cable
Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen
How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a clean fuel that has a neutral ...