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Novel Ion Trap with Optical Fiber Could Link Atoms and Light in Quantum Networks
Release Date: 07/06/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects … more

NIST Develops 'Dimmer Switch' for Superconducting Quantum Computing
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Contender in Quantum Computing Quest
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms … more

Seeing the Quantum in Chemistry: JILA Scientists Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/11/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

Everlasting Quantum Wave: NIST Physicists Predict New Form of Soliton in Ultracold Gases
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting … more

JQI Researchers Create 'Synthetic Magnetic Fields' for Neutral Atoms
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National … more

NIST Demonstrates 'Universal' Programmable Quantum Processor
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first “universal” programmable quantum information … more

JQI Researchers Create Entangled Photons from Quantum Dots
Release Date: 11/17/2009

To exploit the quantum world to the fullest, a key commodity is entanglement--the spooky, distance-defying link that can form between objects such … more

NIST Demonstrates 'Universal' Programmable Quantum Processor for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 11/16/2009

BOULDER, Colo. — Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable … more

NIST Demonstrates Sustained Quantum Computation Processing
Release Date: 08/11/2009

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated sustained, reliable information processing operations on … more

NIST Demonstrates Sustained Quantum Processing in Step Toward Building Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/06/2009

NIST physicists demonstrated sustained, reliable quantum information processing in the ion trap at the left center of this photograph, improving … more

Researchers Demonstrate Novel ‘Quantum Data Buffering’ Scheme
Release Date: 02/24/2009

In a new demonstration of physicists’ growing ability to control the “spooky” quantum dynamics phenomenon called entanglement , researchers from … more

Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Neutral atoms—having no net electric charge—usually don’t act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by “dressing them up” with light, … more

NIST Physicist Wins OSA’s First Walther Award
Release Date: 11/25/2008

NIST physicist David Wineland will receive the inaugural Herbert Walther Award in recognition of his “seminal contributions to quantum information … more

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