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Photonic Thermometers: Out of the Lab, Into a Bucket of Water
Release Date: 04/28/2015

Close-ups of two "packaged" photonic thermometers, each with its ponytail of optical fibers. A droplet of hardened, transparent epoxy (center) … more

A New MAP for LED Lighting
Release Date: 02/19/2015

Ben Tsai (left) and Maria Nadal demonstrate one kind of solid-state light that can be more

Thin, Strong Bond for Vacuum Seal
Release Date: 12/02/2014

Silicate bonds are so thin they are transparent. An ultra-stable, ultra-thin bonding technology has been adapted by researchers in PML’s … more

Generating Numbers of Photons
Release Date: 09/25/2014

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world’s most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has … more

Calibrating Radiation Beams with Light
Release Date: 09/17/2014

Ronald Tosh with the most recent setup for measuring temperature changes more

NIST Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers
Release Date: 08/11/2014

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath. … more

NIST Shows How to Make a Compact Frequency Comb in Minutes
Release Date: 07/11/2013

Laser frequency combs—high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced … more

Microscopy Technique Could Help Computer Industry Develop 3-D Components
Release Date: 06/25/2013

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving optical microscopes now has … more

'Standard Quantum Limit' Smashed, Could Mean Better Fiber-Optic Comms
Release Date: 01/08/2013

Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the … more

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
Release Date: 01/19/2011

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar … 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

Making a Point: Picoscale Stability in a Room-Temperature AFM
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Forget dancing angels, a research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) has … more

Bon MOT: Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has succeeded in cooling atoms of a … more

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