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Strengthening Link Between University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and Kyoto University's Quantum Optoelectronics Laboratory

Strengthening Link Between University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and Kyoto University's Quantum Optoelectronics Laboratory

This summer we have been strengthening the link between Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) and the Quantum Optoelectronics Laboratory (QOL) at Kyoto University. [More]
Scientists Measure Quantum Physics Phenomenon of Squeezing of Light Particles

Scientists Measure Quantum Physics Phenomenon of Squeezing of Light Particles

A team of scientists has successfully measured particles of light being "squeezed", in an experiment that had been written off in physics textbooks as impossible to observe. [More]
Atomically Thin Graphene Diffraction Masks Help Demonstrate Quantum Mechanical Nature of Massive Objects

Atomically Thin Graphene Diffraction Masks Help Demonstrate Quantum Mechanical Nature of Massive Objects

The quantum mechanical wave nature of matter is the basis for a number of modern technologies like high resolution electron microscopy, neutron-based studies on solid state materials or highly sensitive inertial sensors working with atoms. [More]
Optical Nanofiber Inserted into Cold Atomic Cloud for Measuring Temperature

Optical Nanofiber Inserted into Cold Atomic Cloud for Measuring Temperature

Experimental quantum physics often resides in the coldest regimes found in the universe, where the lack of large thermal disturbances allows quantum effects to flourish. A key ingredient to these experiments is being able to measure just how cold the system of interest is. [More]
Laser-Generated X-Rays Help Capture 3D Images of Ultrafine Soft Tissue Structures in Organisms

Laser-Generated X-Rays Help Capture 3D Images of Ultrafine Soft Tissue Structures in Organisms

Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU München have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in organisms. [More]
Silicon Based Quantum Optics Lab-on-a-Chip Holds Promise for Quantum Computing

Silicon Based Quantum Optics Lab-on-a-Chip Holds Promise for Quantum Computing

The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionised people's life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of finances. [More]
Researchers Study Interaction of Strong Laser Pulses with Glass Nanoparticles

Researchers Study Interaction of Strong Laser Pulses with Glass Nanoparticles

A team of physicists and chemists from the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has studied the interaction of light with tiny glass particles. [More]
Physicists Use Carbon Nanotubes to Enhance Efficiency of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration

Physicists Use Carbon Nanotubes to Enhance Efficiency of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration

An international team of physicists has used carbon nanotubes to enhance the efficiency of laser-driven particle acceleration. This significant advance brings compact sources of ionizing radiation for medical purposes closer to reality. [More]
Advanced Petawatt Laser Generates High-Energy Quantum Beams

Advanced Petawatt Laser Generates High-Energy Quantum Beams

The Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE), Osaka University, has succeeded to reinforce the Petawatt [3] laser "LFEX" to deliver up to 2,000 trillion watts in the duration of one trillionth of one second (this corresponds to 1000 times the integrated electric power consumed in the world). [More]
NASA’s Hubble Telescope Reveals Black Hole and Newborn Stars are Parts of Self-Regulating Cycle

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Reveals Black Hole and Newborn Stars are Parts of Self-Regulating Cycle

Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope's exquisite high resolution and ultraviolet-light sensitivity allowed the astronomers to see brilliant knots of hot, blue stars forming along the jets of active black holes found in the centers of giant elliptical galaxies. [More]