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It’s all in the twist: Physicists stack 2D materials at angles to trap particles on the nanoscale

February 26, 2019

Future technologies based on the principles of quantum mechanics could revolutionize information technology. But to realize the devices…
Harnessing silicon fabrication technology to build quantum optical circuits

October 10, 2018

Quantum computers offer an exciting new approach to solving problems that are currently intractable even on the most…
Fish-eye lens may entangle pairs of atoms

September 6, 2018

Nearly 150 years ago, the physicist James Maxwell proposed that a circular lens that is thickest at its…
Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

June 22, 2018

How many bits of information can be loaded on a single photon? Will doughnut-shaped pulses of light one…
Mini Toolkit for Measurements: New NIST Chip Hints at Quantum Sensors of the Future

April 11, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a chip on which laser light…
Rapid, cost-effective genetic screening within reach

November 30, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could…
New resource for optical chips

February 22, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Association has estimated that at current rates of increase, computers’ energy requirements will exceed the…
NIST Physicists ‘Squeeze’ Light to Cool Microscopic Drum Below Quantum Limit

January 12, 2017

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature…
New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per…
Quantum sensor’s advantages survive entanglement breakdown

March 9, 2015

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing — solving problems that classical computers can’t, perfectly secure communication —…
Atoms queue up for quantum computer networks

December 29, 2014

In order to develop future quantum computer networks, it is necessary to hold a known number of atoms…
Researchers generate tunable photon-pair spectrum using a room-temperature quantum optics silicon chip

December 17, 2014

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control…
Photons on demand now possible on hair’s width optical chip

October 15, 2013

A breakthrough in photonics that will help create extremely compact optical chips, a hair’s width in size and…
Electron spectroscopy: Not just snapshots, real movies

July 15, 2013

Physicists based at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have developed a laser configuration…
Helicopter-light-beams: A new tool for quantum optics

May 28, 2013

A light wave oscillates perpendicular to its propagation direction – that is what students learn in school. However,…
Quantum optics with microwaves

May 17, 2013

Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated one of the quintessential effects of quantum optics – known as the…
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