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Light With A Twist
2014-07-21 03:21:54

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics.

World’s First Photonic Router
2014-07-14 03:14:29

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons.

Measuring A Quantum System Using 'Compressive Sensing'
2014-06-30 03:59:48

Researchers show momentum and position of quantum system can be determined using technique from signal processing

New Hybrid Energy Transfer System Developed
2014-05-28 11:13:55

Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis.

2014-05-26 13:26:05

Michael Lewis's bestselling book "Flash Boys" describes how some brokers, engaging in high frequency trading, exploit fast telecommunications to gain fraction-of-a-second advantage in the buying and selling of stocks.

Turning Light Into Matter: Scientists Say 80-Year-Old Theory Is Provable
2014-05-19 08:30:22

First theorized in 1934 by a pair of scientists – Gregory Breit and John Wheeler – turning light into matter was deemed a fantastical and equally impossible feat.

HADES Experiments Searching For Dark Matter
2014-05-13 03:30:32

Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over 95 percent of the universe, nobody knows of which particles they are made up. Astrophysicists now crossed one potential Dark Matter candidate – the Dark Photon or U boson – off the list in top position.

exciton
2014-04-17 05:41:28

While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time.

2014-04-16 23:04:02

Keynote: Abhi Dhar (GVP & CTO, eCommerce, Walgreens) and Aaron Levie (Co founder & CEO, BOX).


Latest Photon Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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