An international team with participation of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI shows how light can fundamentally change the properties of solids and how these effects can be used for future applications.
Researchers have demonstrated a new wavelength-tunable, silicon photon-pair source integrated with a pump rejection filter in a single CMOS chip.
Materials consisting of a few atomic layers display properties determined by quantum physics. In a stack of such layers, vibrations of the atoms can be triggered by infrared light.
The quantum behavior of atomic vibrations excited in a crystal using light pulses has much to do with the polarization of the pulses, say materials scientists from Tokyo Tech.
In a new study by researchers from the City College of New York (CCNY), a novel method to unite two different states of matter has been reported.
A new series of studies led by researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Technion and MIT has found that some properties of light waves emitted from particles depend on the wave properties of the emitting particles.
A missing carbon atom in the crystal lattice creates a so-called defect or “vacancy,” which is where the color in a diamond arises.
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Southampton, U.K., used all-optical methods to create an artificial lattice whose nodes house polaritons - quasiparticles that are half-light and half-matter excitations in semiconductors.
This paper summarizes recent works on quantum optics based on micro/nano structures. Since its birth, quantum optics has been full of controversies with the locality and reality of classical physics versus the non-locality and uncertainty of quantum physics.
Engineers and materials scientists studying superconducting quantum information bits (qubits)-a leading quantum computing material platform based on the frictionless flow of paired electrons-have collected clues hinting at the microscopic sources of qubit information loss.