News tagged with light field

Nanoscale nonlinear light source created

Not long after the development of the first laser in 1960 scientists discovered that shining a beam through certain crystals produced light of a different color; more specifically, it produced light of exactly ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Nanophysics
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A pulsar's mysterious tail

(PhysOrg.com) -- A spinning neutron star is tied to a mysterious tail -- or so it seems. Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that this pulsar, known as PSR J0357+3205 (or PSR J0357 ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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Nanoscale waveguide for future photonics

The creation of a new quasiparticle called the "hybrid plasmon polariton" may throw open the doors to integrated photonic circuits and optical computing for the 21st century. Researchers with the U.S. Department ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Physicists rotate beams of light

Controlling the rotation of light – this amazing feat was accomplished at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), by means of a ultra thin semiconductor. This can be used to create a transistor ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in General Physics
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Integral spots matter a millisecond from doom

ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory has spotted extremely hot matter just a millisecond before it plunges into the oblivion of a black hole. But is it really doomed? These unique observations suggest that ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Astronomy
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How often do giant black holes become hyperactive?

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory tells scientists how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years. This discovery clarifies how supermassive ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Astronomy
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Sensor measures yoctonewton forces fast

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have used a small crystal of ions (electrically charged atoms) to detect forces at the scale of yoctonewtons. Measurements ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Nanophysics
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