News tagged with photons

New laser makes silicon 'sing'

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sounds waves to amplify light. A study about the discovery appears June 8 in the online edition of the journal Science.

dateJun 07, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Detecting the birth and death of a phonon

Phonons are discrete units of vibrational energy predicted by quantum mechanics that correspond to collective oscillations of atoms inside a molecule or a crystal. When such vibrations are produced by light interacting with ...

dateJun 05, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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Capturing light in a waveguide array

Cheaper and more efficient photonic devices, such as lasers, optical fibers, and other light sources may be possible with confined light that is unaffected by imperfections in the material that confines it, according to new ...

dateJun 04, 2018 in Optics & Photonics
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Researchers develop module for quantum repeater

Physicists at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have succeeded in entangling a single atom with a single photon in the telecom wavelength range. This constitutes a basic building block for transmission of quantum ...

dateMay 22, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could ...

dateMay 16, 2018 in Quantum Physics
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