News tagged with phonons

Quantum leap for phonon lasers

Physicists have taken major step forward in the development of practical phonon lasers, which emit sound in much the same way that optical lasers emit light. The development should lead to new, high-resolution imaging devices ...

dateFeb 22, 2010 in General Physics
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A way to measure and control phonons

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Vienna in Austria and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a technique using photons for controlling and measuring phonons. In their paper ...

dateSep 22, 2017 in Quantum Physics report
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Celebrated optical trick goes vibrational

A micromechanical device generates a series of precise, equally spaced vibration frequencies, analogous to the light of the "optical frequency comb," which has dramatically improved precision measurements and could lead to ...

dateMar 06, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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