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glass fiber
2014-11-05 03:00:52

At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), two photons were made to interact strongly using an ultra-thin glass fiber. This technique is an important new tool for quantum technology.

Single-Atom Light Switch
2013-11-06 10:32:04

With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fiber optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.

New Tool For Quantum Optics
2013-05-28 13:10:27

A light wave oscillates perpendicular to its propagation direction – that is what students learn in school. However, scientists of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) now perform atom-physics experiments with light oscillating in the longitudinal direction.

2011-12-08 10:29:51

Glass fiber cables are indispensable for the internet – now they can also be used as a quantum physics lab.

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2009-07-29 09:25:00

Light is intangible and, in addition, it travels at great velocity. Nevertheless, it can be confined to a very small space by controlably inserting light into a microscopic container surrounded by reflective walls.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.