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No More Loopholes For Photons
2013-04-15 14:53:36

University of Vienna A team led by the Austrian physicist Anton Zeilinger has now carried out an experiment with photons, in which they have closed an important loophole. The researchers have thus provided the most complete experimental proof that the quantum world is in conflict with our everyday experience. The results of this study appear this week in the renowned journal Nature (Advance Online Publication/AOP). When we observe an object, we make a number of intuitive assumptions,...

Transporting At The Speed Of Light Into The Quantum Internet
2013-02-04 10:01:14

AlphaGalileo Not only do optical fibers transmit information every day around the world at the speed of light, but they can also be harnessed for the transport of quantum information. In the current issue of Nature Photonics, a research team of Innsbruck physicists led by Rainer Blatt and Tracy Northup report how they have directly transferred the quantum information stored in an atom onto a particle of light. Such information could then be sent over optical fiber to a distant atom....

Digital Encryption At The Quantum Level
2012-11-20 10:38:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Toshiba and Cambridge University have been working together to find a cheaper and more efficient way to protect networks from criminal thievery and spying. To find the answer, these two teams looked to quantum physics, landing on a solution which allows high-speed fiber cables to be just as secure as dedicated fiber optics lines. Though this advance will likely first appear in government and military networks, this method could...

Researchers Reveal New Method For Entangling Photons
2012-11-03 08:24:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team led by the University of Vienna has developed a new method for entangling single photons that gyrate in opposite directions. This is the first step towards entangling and twisting even macroscopic, spatially separated objects in two different directions, according to the team. The findings of this study have been published in the journal Science. Quantum physics is the theory of lightweight objects such as atoms or...

Two Physicists Win Nobel Prize For Physics in 2012
2012-10-10 06:21:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two physicists, one from the United States and one from France, were revealed on Tuesday October 9, 2012 as winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The physicists were recognized for their work in developing techniques to study the relationships of light and matter, and how this relationship could lead to new super fast computers and the most “precise” clocks ever built, according to the Nobel Prize committee in Norway....

2012-07-13 10:48:56

Study describes greater chances of accessing more reliable information on applications in quantum computing and cryptography Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography and quantum computing. The findings, published in EPJ D´, are so robust that they enable access to the information even when the...

2012-05-25 10:25:58

Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including advanced solar cells and quantum computing. The metamaterial - layers of silver and titanium oxide and tiny components called quantum dots - dramatically changes the properties of light. The light becomes "hyperbolic," which increases the output of light from the quantum dots. Such materials...


Latest Quantum Reference Libraries

Classical and Quantum Gravity
2012-05-12 20:18:16

Classical and Quantum Gravity is a peer-reviewed journal published by IOP Science. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Clifford M Will (Washington University, St. Louis). The journal covers all aspects of gravitational physics and the theory of space-time. It scope includes: Classical general relativity, Applications of relativity, Experimental gravitation, Cosmology and the early universe, Quantum gravity, Supergravity, superstrings and supersymmetry, and Mathematical physics relevant...

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