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NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … more

Researchers Develop Versatile Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of the chip-based optomechanical sensor. Bottom: Schematic of the disk-cantilever sensor geometry. Researchers … more

Seeing the Light with NIST's New Noiseless Optical Amplifier
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Most devices that amplify light suffer from the same problem: making the image brighter also adds muddying distortion. Scientists working at the … more

Hark! Group Demonstrates First Heralded Single Photon Source Made from Silicon
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Better 'Photon Loops' May Be Key to Computer and Physics Advances
Release Date: 08/22/2011

Surprisingly, transmitting information-rich photons thousands of miles through fiber-optic cable is far easier than reliably sending them just a … more

NIST Prototype 'Optics Table on a Chip' Places Microwave Photon in Two Colors at Once
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a tunable superconducting circuit on a chip that can place a … more

Key Ingredient: Change in Material Boosts Prospects of Ultrafast Single-photon Detector
Release Date: 06/30/2011

By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a … more

First Demonstration of 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 01/19/2011

The quantum computers of tomorrow might use photons, or particles of light, to move around the data they need to make calculations, but photons … more

This Little Light of Mine: Changing the Color of Single Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* for the first time the conversion of near-infrared … more

NIST Researchers Create 'Quantum Cats' Made of Light
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created "quantum cats" made of photons (particles of light), … 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

Stacking the Deck: Single Photons Observed at Seemingly Faster-than-Light Speeds
Release Date: 01/26/2010

(Top) A single photon travels through alternating layers of low (blue) and high (green) refractive index material more slowly (top) or quickly … 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

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