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Niels Bohr Institute Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grants

Niels Bohr Institute Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grants

Two younger researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, Albert Schliesser, Assistant Professor in Quantum Optics and Oliver Gressel, Assistant Professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science has received grants totalling more than 21 million kroner from the European Research Council, ERC for research projects. The coveted ERC Starting Grants provide young talented researchers a unique opportunity to speed up an already promising research career. [More]
New Way to Emit and Control Quantum Light Generated Using a Silicon Chip

New Way to Emit and Control Quantum Light Generated Using a Silicon Chip

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon—one of the most widely used materials for modern electronics. [More]
Quantum Mechanics Harnessed to Create Fraud-Proof Credit Cards

Quantum Mechanics Harnessed to Create Fraud-Proof Credit Cards

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information from criminal activity. Fortunately, new insights into quantum physics may soon offer a solution. [More]
Peter E. Toschek of Institut für Laser-Physik Wins Herbert Walther Award

Peter E. Toschek of Institut für Laser-Physik Wins Herbert Walther Award

The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) are proud to announce that the 2015 Herbert Walther Award will be presented to Peter E. Toschek of the Institut für Laser-Physik, Universität Hamburg, Germany for his pioneering experiments to laser cooling and trapping of single ions and for his contributions to the understanding of the principles of laser spectroscopy as well as of atomic physics. [More]
Daylight Solutions Reaches Two Major Milestones in Quantum Cascade Laser Technology Program

Daylight Solutions Reaches Two Major Milestones in Quantum Cascade Laser Technology Program

Daylight Solutions, Inc. announced today the company has reached two major milestones as part of its ongoing reliability characterization and growth program for quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. Over 1 million hours of QCL device operation, and over 250,000 hours of fully packaged QCL module operation have been accumulated as part of this program. [More]
New, More Efficient Way to Trap Light Using Bound States in the Continuum Phenomenon

New, More Efficient Way to Trap Light Using Bound States in the Continuum Phenomenon

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a new and more efficient way to trap light, using a phenomenon called bound states in the continuum (BIC) that was first proposed in the early days of quantum wave mechanics. [More]
Fast NIR Single Photon Counting OEM Module Launched by AUREA Technology

Fast NIR Single Photon Counting OEM Module Launched by AUREA Technology

AUREA Technology has launched its newly designed SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz fast NIR single-photon-counting OEM module, which is claimed to be the most compact and fastest near-infrared [900-1700nm] single-photon-detection module, suitable for the most demanding analytical, nanotechnology, and quantum technology applications. [More]
Controlled Emission and Splitting into Separate Electron Pairs from Semiconductor Quantum Dot

Controlled Emission and Splitting into Separate Electron Pairs from Semiconductor Quantum Dot

In quantum optics, generating entangled and spatially separated photon pairs (e.g. for quantum cryptography) is already a reality. So far, it has, however, not been possible to demonstrate an analogous generation and spatial separation of entangled electron pairs in solids. [More]
Laws of Quantum Physics Govern Optical, Mechanical Properties of Tiny Oscillators

Laws of Quantum Physics Govern Optical, Mechanical Properties of Tiny Oscillators

Physicist Tobias Kippenberg measures and manipulates oscillators that are tiny yet still visible to the naked eye. Their optical and mechanical properties are governed by the laws of quantum physics. In recognition of his innovative work he has been awarded the National Latsis Prize 2014. [More]
Heriot-Watt University to Play Major Role in Quantum Technology Hubs Network

Heriot-Watt University to Play Major Role in Quantum Technology Hubs Network

Heriot-Watt University will play a leading role in a new national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that has received almost £30m funding. [More]