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insulator

In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly...

Hitting a material with laser light sends vibrations rippling through its latticework of atoms, and at the same time can nudge the lattice into...
3D metal structures

Gold ‘Micro Jewels’ from the 3D Printer

Thanks to a laser technique that ejects ultra-tiny droplets of metal, it is now possible to print 3D metal structures, not only simple ‘piles’...
vacuum sensor

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas...
satellite laser communication

Bursting the Clouds for Better Communication

We live in an age of long-range information, transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio frequency from satellites. But the throughput today...
high-power laser

Scientists Develop Laser for High-Precision Satellite Navigation

Scientists from ITMO University’s Research Institute of Laser Physics have developed a high-power laser with short pulse duration for use in a lunar laser locator....
smart mirror

Introducing the ‘Smart Mirror’

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers.* To control these tasks, manufacturers must...
Quantum Chaos

Physicists Fight Laser Chaos with Quantum Chaos to Improve Laser Performance

High-powered semiconductor lasers are used in materials processing, biomedical imaging and industrial research, but the emitted light they produce is affected by instabilities, making...
metallic hydrogen

Researchers Unravel More Mysteries of Metallic Hydrogen

Metallic hydrogen is one of the rarest materials on Earth, yet more than 80 percent of planets—including Jupiter, Saturn, and hundreds of extrasolar planets—are...
laser system

Designing Laser Systems Made Easy

The Adlershof-based BeamXpert GmbH is developing software for real-time simulation of laser propagation in optical systems. It supports developers designing laser systems. Its two...
electron camera

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a Crossroads

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive...
Quantum Mechanical Effects

Electron Spectrometer Deciphers Quantum Mechanical Effects

Electronic circuits are miniaturized to such an extent that quantum mechanical effects become noticeable. Using photoelectron spectrometers, solid-state physicists and material developers can discover...
Microscopic Laser

Microscopic Laser Attracting Attention

A laser too small to be seen by the naked eye has taken the research world by storm. Locally at DTU Fotonik, where it was...
quantum lego

Quantum LEGO: Building Ultracold Molecules

Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications...
silicon photonics

NAU Scientist Contributes to Significant Advance in Silicon Photonics

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative...
quantum cascade laser

From a Quantum Laboratory to the Stratosphere

Lorenzo Bosco, doctoral student with Jérôme Faist, a professor at the Institute for Quantum Electronics, is taking an unusual flight: he travels to the...
artificial cells

Mini Tractor Beams Help Arrange Artificial Cells into Tissue Structures

The team say that by altering artificial cell membranes they can now get the cells to stick together like ‘stickle bricks’ – allowing them...
laser systems

Frequency-Stable Laser Systems for Space

For the first time, a frequency reference based on molecular iodine in space was successfully demonstrated! What sounds a bit like science fiction is an...
particle acceleratorvideo

Profiling Extreme Beams: Scientists Devise New Diagnostic for Cutting-Edge and Next-Gen...

The world’s cutting-edge particle accelerators are pushing the extremes in high-brightness beams and ultrashort pulses to explore matter in new ways.To optimize their performance...
electronic structure

Free the Electron to Better Trap It

Atoms are formed of electrons around a central core to which they are linked. Electrons can also be torn-ionized-from their nucleus using the powerful electric...
tiny structures

Tiny Structures – Huge Impact

The surface of materials can have an enormous influence on their function. If the external properties are changed, this also expands the range of...