Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches
A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switch ...
New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers
From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of ...
A centimeter of time: Cryogenic clocks pave the way to new measurements
We all like to know our watches keep the time well, but Hidetoshi Katori, of RIKEN's Quantum Metrology Laboratory and the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, is taking precision to an entirely ...
Researchers build an array of light detectors on a photonic chip able to record single photons
World's most complex crystal simulated
The most complicated crystal structure ever produced in a computer simulation has been achieved by researchers at the University of Michigan. They say the findings help demonstrate how complexity can emerge ...
High-fidelity photon-to-atom quantum state transfer could form backbone of quantum networks
New materials for more powerful solar cells
Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells—as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research ...
255 Terabits/s: Researchers demonstrate record data transmission over new type of fiber
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL), report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high 2 ...
Researchers build reversible tractor beam that moves objects 100 times farther than other efforts
Longer distance quantum teleportation achieved
Physicists at the University of Geneva have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers of optical fiber.
Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light
In electronics, changing the path of electrons and manipulating how they flow is as easy as applying a magnetic field.
Japanese universities develop new world's fastest camera
An optomechanical crystal to study interactions among colocalized photons and phonons
A photon is the quantum particle of light and electromagnetic radiation. A phonon is its equivalent when it comes to mechanical vibrations of matter and heat transmission. Although it might seem surprising, electromagnetic ...
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.