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New Temporal Filtering Technique Improves Solid-State Single Photon Sources
Release Date: 05/08/2013

Schematic showing a single photon source (SPS) that is created from a quantum dot (QD) by optically pumping it with a periodically pulsed laser.  … more

NIST Demonstrates Transfer of Ultraprecise Time Signals over a Wireless Optical Channel
Release Date: 04/30/2013

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off a mirror on a hillside, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency … more

New NIST Microscope Measures Nanomagnet Property Vital to 'Spintronics'
Release Date: 03/14/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new microscope able to view and measure an important but … more

NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Used as Quantum Memory
Release Date: 03/13/2013

One of the oldest forms of computer memory is back again—but in a 21st century microscopic device designed by physicists at the National Institute … more

Nanoelectronics Conference Will Focus on Semiconductor Industry's Future
Release Date: 03/05/2013

How the semiconductor industry can create the next generations of nanoscale computing technology will be one of the themes of the 2013 … more

High Efficiency Single Photon Detector
Release Date: 02/19/2013

Francesco Marsili at the SPD experiment. The metal cylinder at top left is the device's cryogenic enclosure. A single photon may not seem like … more

Current Shunt Calibrations
Release Date: 01/28/2013

Marlin Kraft of PML's Quantum Measurement Division adjusts connections on a current shunt resistor that dates from 1899. At left is NIST's Direct … more

'Standard Quantum Limit' Smashed, Could Mean Better Fiber-Optic Comms
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the Beauty Is in Its Simplicity
Release Date: 12/19/2012

A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among … more

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