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Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits based on light (photons) instead of electron - that is photonics ...

dateMar 23, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Memory closes in on single photons

( —In a world-first, an optical memory – a key component for quantum computers – has been created within a hollow-core optical fibre and shown to operate at the level of a single particle of light (a photon).

dateMar 18, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Bending the light with a tiny chip

( —Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your phone projects ...

dateMar 10, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Using carbon to control the light

( —The flip of a light switch – a nano-scale light switch – may some day dramatically boost the speed of data transmission, from streaming movies to accelerating the most data-intense computation. Today, information ...

dateMar 06, 2014 in Nanophysics
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