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Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets
Release Date: 09/15/2014

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first … more

Enriched Silicon: Beyond Six Nines
Release Date: 08/11/2014

Inside the silicon deposition chamber. The glowing piece of unenriched silicon in the center can be heated above 1200 °C to clean the crystal and … more

NIST Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers
Release Date: 08/11/2014

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath. … more

NIST Ion Duet Offers Tunable Module for Quantum Simulator
Release Date: 08/06/2014

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine … more

Don't Blink! NIST Studies Why Quantum Dots Suffer from 'Fluorescence Intermittency'
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found … more

NIST Demonstrates How Losing Information Can Benefit Quantum Computing
Release Date: 11/25/2013

Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Microscopic Drum's Beat with Electrical Signals
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Beyond Quantum Simulation: JILA Physicists Create 'Crystal' of Spin-swapping Ultracold Gas Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Physicists at JILA have created a crystal-like arrangement of ultracold gas molecules that can swap quantum "spin" properties with nearby and … more

JILA Researchers Discover Atomic Clock Can Simulate Quantum Magnetism
Release Date: 08/08/2013

Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex … more

New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know
Release Date: 06/26/2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from randomly guessing. It turns out that … more

High-Efficiency Photon Source Brings Day of Reckoning Closer for a Famous Quantum Test
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to … more

First Observation of Spin Hall Effect in a Quantum Gas Is Step Toward 'Atomtronics'
Release Date: 06/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have reported* the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a … more

Closing the Last Loophole for Photons
Release Date: 06/03/2013

Top: The TES package contains the sensor (about one-fourth the width of a human hair) at the center of the circular section. Bottom: A wafer with … more

Don’t Call It Vaporware: Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … 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

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