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Scientists Use Newly Created Optical Attosecond Pulse to Capture Motion of Electrons in Krypton Atoms

Scientists Use Newly Created Optical Attosecond Pulse to Capture Motion of Electrons in Krypton Atoms

In the race to establish ever-faster electronics, light could play an important role. For instance, using light pulses of a precisely controlled waveform, physicists aim to switch electric currents in electronics circuits with light frequencies. [More]
Researchers Use Phonon-Light Technique for Dark Matter Detection

Researchers Use Phonon-Light Technique for Dark Matter Detection

The origin of matter in the universe has puzzled physicists for generations. Today, we know that matter only accounts for 5% of our universe; another 25% is constituted of dark matter. And the remaining 70% is made up of dark energy. Dark matter itself represents an unsolved riddle. [More]
Finding Could Help Scientists Develop X-ray Techniques for Capturing Atomic Images of Molecules

Finding Could Help Scientists Develop X-ray Techniques for Capturing Atomic Images of Molecules

Researchers assumed that tiny objects would instantly blow up when hit by extremely intense light from the world’s most powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. [More]
Unique Device to Trap Microbubbles Using Optical and Acoustic Tweezers

Unique Device to Trap Microbubbles Using Optical and Acoustic Tweezers

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has worked with University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford to develop an innovative system that can trap microbubbles. This enables scientists to study the bubbles' properties and develop safer, more effective medical products. [More]
Lancaster University Starts Work on £2m Suite of Ultra-Low Noise Laboratories to Expand Quantum Technology

Lancaster University Starts Work on £2m Suite of Ultra-Low Noise Laboratories to Expand Quantum Technology

Lancaster University has begun work on a £2m suite of ultra-low noise laboratories, IsoLab, which will provide the most advanced environments in the world for the expanding field of quantum technology. [More]
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Develops Measuring System for Infrared Light

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Develops Measuring System for Infrared Light

Those who want to explore the microcosm need exact control over laser light. Only with its help is it possible to explore electron motion and to influence their behavior. [More]
NIST Researchers Achieve More Precise Detection of Individual Particles of Light

NIST Researchers Achieve More Precise Detection of Individual Particles of Light

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise--by 74 picoseconds to be exact--thanks to advances in materials by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers and their colleagues in fabricating superconducting nanowires. [More]
QD Vision’s Color IQ Quantum Dot Optic Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

QD Vision’s Color IQ Quantum Dot Optic Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

QD Vision has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Color IQ™ quantum dot optic, which expands the color gamut for edge-lit displays such as TVs, LCD monitors and all-in-one computers. The Color IQ optic is the most affordable way of delivering quantum dots to a display. [More]
MPQ Scientists Successfully Observe ‘Pauli Blocking’ Between Fermionic Lithium Atoms

MPQ Scientists Successfully Observe ‘Pauli Blocking’ Between Fermionic Lithium Atoms

Today, quantum optical experiments provide methods to prove the rules that have been thought of and pressed into elegant mathematical equations in those days. [More]
Electro-Optic Modulators Harnessed for High-Speed, Accurate Molecular Sensing

Electro-Optic Modulators Harnessed for High-Speed, Accurate Molecular Sensing

Electro-optic modulators, which can switch light on and off within just picoseconds, are enabling ever faster telecommunication over optical glass fibres, so that large movies can be streamed more smoothly across oceans into our homes. [More]