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    Tiny ‘quantum memory’ drum stores data sent via laser as ultrasonic vibrations

    July 1, 2024
    A new way to create a quantum memory introduces optomechanical systems based on a tiny drum as an alternative to platforms such as atomic ensembles or crystals doped with rare...
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    U.N. proclaims 2025 the ‘International Year of Quantum Science and Technology’

    June 28, 2024
    It’s truly astounding how much quantum innovation is taking place right now.
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    Photonic topological quantum insulator makes quantum research more accessible

    June 24, 2024
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researchers build the world’s first photonic topological quantum insulator within the strong light-matter interaction regime—and it operates...
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    Quantum technologies take off!

    June 14, 2024
    Taking quantum technologies into space opens a universe of possibilities—including prospects for a globe-spanning space quantum internet.
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    Lasers & Sources

    LightSolver rolls out quantum-inspired LPU100

    May 31, 2024
    Ruti Ben-Shlomi, CEO and cofounder of LightSolver, a startup that developed a quantum-inspired laser-based processing unit, talks to us about their disruptive computing paradigm...

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    Lasers & Sources

    Electrically controlled quantum dots unlock new possibilities

    May 28, 2024
    Researchers unveil a method to create electrically defined quantum dots on two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors, a milestone in exciton-related research that opens new avenues ...
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    Test & Measurement

    New tool determines characteristics of light-based quantum states

    May 6, 2024
    Researchers develop a technique to measure the quantum mechanical properties of electromagnetic fields at the single-photon level.
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    Lasers & Sources

    Laser light unleashes quantum behavior at room temperature

    May 1, 2024
    Researchers discover a large class of materials can be made magnetic via laser light—at room temperature—and it opens a new pathway to designing materials with light.