Tag Archives: Photonics

Ultrabright Photons for Single-Chip Quantum Devices

A microcavity-based source of photon pairs achieves one hundred times the efficiency of state-of-the-art devices. Read more in APS Physics…

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Pulses of Light Accelerate in Free Space

A recipe for greatly accelerating a light pulse involves sculpting its
spectrum in space and time. Continue reading

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Toward a Perfect Single-Photon Source

Semiconductor quantum dot emits photons that are squeezed below the fundamental noise limit. Continue reading

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An Electrical Trigger Fires Single, Identical Photons

The precisely controlled photon source, made from an atomically thin semiconducting material, could aid the development of advanced quantum communication. Read more at Berkeley Lab…

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Coldest Electrons Ever from Photocathodes

Researchers have generated the coldest electrons to date from solid-state photocathodes, an achievement that could improve electron sources for particle accelerators and ultrafast electron microscopy applications.  Continue reading

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Ship shape

Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application for laser processing, but one where lasers can add great value. ¬†Read more in Laser Systems Europe…

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Optical cell sorting

Researchers are using light and new image processing tools for label-free cell characterization. Continue reading

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Guided by holes

The latest developments in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties. Continue reading

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3D printing, in the flesh

Although not yet as established as other additive manufacturing applications, printing human tissue is poised to significantly advance the field of medicine. Continue reading

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Final frontier

Photonics technologies being developed for probing the universe are leading to better commercial products. Continue reading

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