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Physicist Receives W.M. Keck Foundation Grant to Develop Quantum Enhanced Plasmonic Sensor

Physicist Receives W.M. Keck Foundation Grant to Develop Quantum Enhanced Plasmonic Sensor

A University of Oklahoma physicist has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop a quantum enhanced plasmonic sensor. [More]
Next-Generation Approaches to Creation of Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Next-Generation Approaches to Creation of Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Rapid advances in techniques for the creation of ultra-short laser pulses promise to boost our knowledge of electron motions to an unprecedented level. [More]
Hexabundle' Optical-Fibre Instrument Provides Detailed Views of Galaxies

Hexabundle' Optical-Fibre Instrument Provides Detailed Views of Galaxies

A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos — incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. [More]
Quantum Entanglement of Particles Preserved When Passing Through an Amplifier

Quantum Entanglement of Particles Preserved When Passing Through an Amplifier

Physicists Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center at Skolkovo) and Mario Ziman (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics in Bratislava, Slovakia) have found a way to preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when transmitting a signal over long distances. Details are provided in an article published in the journal Physical Review A (see preprint). [More]
CQT Paper on Self-Testing of the Singlet Earns Journal Award

CQT Paper on Self-Testing of the Singlet Earns Journal Award

Imagine you buy a device that promises to make entangled qubits – pairs of photons, say, that you want to use for sending a secret message or doing a quantum computation. [More]
Innovative Laser May Play Crucial Role in Quantum Computer Development

Innovative Laser May Play Crucial Role in Quantum Computer Development

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light. The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum computers, which are predicted to eventually outperform today's most powerful supercomputers. [More]
University of Zaragoza Honors Director of Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

University of Zaragoza Honors Director of Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

The University of Zaragoza, which is the capital of the Spanish province Aragon, has given the honorary title of a “doctor honoris causa” to Professor Ignacio Cirac, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, near Munich) and leader of the Theory Division. [More]
Weizmann Scientists Demonstrate Single Atom-Based Photonic Router

Weizmann Scientists Demonstrate Single Atom-Based Photonic Router

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science magazine, is another step toward overcoming the difficulties in building quantum computers. [More]
Magnetic Nanohose May Help Solve Technological Problems in Quantum Computing

Magnetic Nanohose May Help Solve Technological Problems in Quantum Computing

The magnetic hose designed by the researchers consists of a ferromagnetic cylinder covered by a superconductor material, a surprisingly simple design given the complicated theoretical calculations and numerous lab tests it had to undergo. [More]
Quantum Wells Can Enhance Light Emission in Technological Challenging Spectral Range

Quantum Wells Can Enhance Light Emission in Technological Challenging Spectral Range

Scientists have found that two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedented efficiency. [More]