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Portable Frequency Comb Rolls Out of the Lab
Release Date: 03/20/2014

Co-developers Laura Sinclair (left) and Ian Coddington with a test version of the newly miniaturized portable frequency comb that fits in two … more

NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Find Direct Evidence of Origin of the Universe
Release Date: 03/18/2014

The view back in time—way back to the origins of the universe—just got clearer. Much clearer. NIST chip identical to the 16 chips integrated into … more

Magnetic Attraction: Physicists Pay Homage to the SQUID at 50
Release Date: 03/11/2014

From humble beginnings in a series of accidental discoveries, SQUIDs have invaded and enhanced many areas of science and medicine, thanks, in … more

NIST Unveils Prototype Video Imaging System for Remote Detection of Hidden Threats
Release Date: 09/30/2013

By adapting superconducting technology used in advanced telescope cameras, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

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 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

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

New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

Finding Magic Wavelengths
Release Date: 12/05/2012

JQI researcher Creston Herold examines part of the experimental apparatus.   Scientists from a PML- Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)* group have … more

1000 Calibration Reports . . . And Counting
Release Date: 11/21/2012

Igor Vayshenker works with the tunable laser system. The U.S. Internet – and indeed any communication system that sends information by fiber-optic … more

Enriched Silicon: Going for Four Nines
Release Date: 11/20/2012

The outside of the deposition chamber with researcher Kevin Dwyer looking on, and a close-up of the inside showing the silicon target (glowing … more

Coming Soon: Tabletop Molecular Movies
Release Date: 11/05/2012

Close-up of water-jet target (vertical line, ~ 0.2 mm wide) used to produce picosecond x-ray pulses. Credit: Jens Uhlig One of the most urgently … more

New Boulder Clean Room Open for Business
Release Date: 11/02/2012

Clean room manager John Nibarger examines a wafer carrier on a new load-locked deposition tool for sputtering noble-metal materials. After months … more

The First Controllable Atom SQUID
Release Date: 11/02/2012

Researcher Kevin Wright checks part of the experimental apparatus. Scientists have created the first controllable atomic circuit that functions … more

CNST Researchers Demonstrate Low-Noise, Chip-Based Optical Wavelength Converter
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Scanning electron micrograph of the cross-section of a silicon nitride waveguide designed for the low-noise frequency conversion with a simulation … more

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