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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

Disseminating the Kilogram, No Strings Attached
Release Date: 08/24/2012

Patrick Abbot inspects the upper (vacuum) section of the apparatus. The impending redefinition of the kilogram presents a weighty dilemma. Methods … more

Probing Atoms' Disorderly Behavior
Release Date: 07/26/2012

A close-up photo of the center of the experimental set-up. The small transparent chamber that holds the ultracold rubidium atoms is surrounded by … more

MEMS Reference Material Released
Release Date: 07/23/2012

  PML researcher Janet Cassard examines samples of the two new Reference Materials to be used for calibrating microscale measurements on MEMS … more

Laser Radiometry: Powering Up
Release Date: 06/11/2012

Chris Cromer examines one of PML’s next-generation power meters, built for the Air Force, that is capable of handling inputs as high as 100 kW. In … more

Looking At and Into the Ultra-Small
Release Date: 06/08/2012

PIF's Aric Sanders demonstrates imaging options on the FIB/SEM instrument.       NIST is taking a huge step into the ultra-small with the … more

First, Fast and Faster
Release Date: 04/06/2012

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Micromechanical Mirror Performs Under Pressure
Release Date: 04/06/2012

Top: The gratings are fabricated with approximately 700 nm between ridges. Each has slightly different spacing and thickness, affecting … more

Powerful NIST Detectors on Hawaiian Telescope to Probe Origins of Stars, Planets and Galaxies
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The world’s largest submillimeter camera—based on superconducting technology designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Bright Future for GaN Nanowires
Release Date: 11/25/2011

Optically pumped GaN nanowire laser shown glowing orange. The actual laser output is UV (˜370 nm) and invisible to the unaided eye. The length of … more

Adding Up Photons with a TES
Release Date: 11/14/2011

At the center of this micrograph, the TES is the orange-and-green square between two bright gold electrodes. Its dimensions are 25 X 25 µm. … more

PML Develops Graphene Fabrication Capability
Release Date: 10/03/2011

Graphene – a single-layer planar sheet of carbon atoms bound in a "chicken-wire" lattice—has become the object of intense international research … more

Quantum Mechanics at Work
Release Date: 10/03/2011

Colorized image of a NIST micropillar containing a semiconductor quantum dot that emits individual photons, or particles of light. A NIST … more

Cooler Than Ever: NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

BOULDER, Colo. – Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National … more

A Cool Beat: NIST Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Showcasing new tools for developing quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

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