News tagged with photons

Atoms and molecules on the same wavelength

(Phys.org) —It may be surprising, but in physics the terrain of atoms and the territory of organic molecules are worlds apart. Therefore, in order to have a molecule communicate optically with atoms, the ...

May 13, 2014
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Does light experience time?

Have you ever noticed that time flies when you're having fun? Well, not for light. In fact, photons don't experience any time at all. Here's a mind-bending concept that should shatter your brain into pieces.

May 08, 2014
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New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles—one that could help ...

Apr 09, 2014
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