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Engineers efficiently 'mix' light at the nanoscale

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening - a 'fast radio burst'. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe. The ...

dateJan 19, 2015 in Astronomy
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Optical 'watermills' control spinning light

Scientists at King's have built on research they conducted last year to achieve previously unseen levels of control over the travelling direction of electromagnetic wave in waveguides and proved that the process works equally ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Particles, waves and ants

Animals looking for food or light waves moving through turbid media – astonishing similarities have now been found between completely different phenomena.

dateNov 26, 2014 in General Physics
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The sound of an atom has been captured

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. ...

dateSep 11, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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