Physics - Optics & Photonics news

Quantum algorithm breakthrough

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. ...

Feb 24, 2013
4.8 / 5 (31) 17 | with audio podcast

Chips that can steer light

If you want to create a moving light source, you have a few possibilities. One is to mount a light emitter in some kind of mechanical housing—the approach used in, say, theatrical spotlights, which stagehands ...

Jan 09, 2013
4.3 / 5 (9) 2 | with audio podcast

How to 'supercharge' atoms with X-ray laser

Researchers using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating ...

Nov 11, 2012
4.8 / 5 (11) 4 | with audio podcast