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JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: 02/26/2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller … more

New Temporal Filtering Technique Improves Solid-State Single Photon Sources
Release Date: 05/08/2013

Schematic showing a single photon source (SPS) that is created from a quantum dot (QD) by optically pumping it with a periodically pulsed laser.  … 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 Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

September Workshop to Explore the Measurement Needs of the Flexible Electronics Industry
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in concert with the FlexTech Alliance, will hold a workshop on “Flexible Printed … more

CNST Researchers Demonstrate Low-Noise, Chip-Based Optical Wavelength Converter
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Scanning electron micrograph of the cross-section of a silicon nitride waveguide designed for the low-noise frequency conversion with a simulation … more

Simulating the Sun for Photovoltaic Research
Release Date: 08/29/2012

Collimated output of the solar simulator illuminates a small solar cell. Electrical probes are used to measure cell efficiency. PML researchers … more

NIST Shows New Device Could Improve Fiber-Optic Quantum Data Transmission
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Tests performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show that a new method for splitting photon beams could overcome a … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in … more

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution
Release Date: 09/28/2010

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of … more

NIST Researchers Create 'Quantum Cats' Made of Light
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created "quantum cats" made of photons (particles of light), … more

Extreme Darkness: Carbon Nanotube Forest Covers NIST’s Ultra-dark Detector
Release Date: 08/17/2010

Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser power … more

Nano 'Pin Art': NIST Arrays Are Step Toward Mass Production of Nanowires
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cultivated many thousands of nanocrystals in what looks like a … more

NIST/JILA 'Dark Pulse Laser' Produces Bursts of … Almost Nothing
Release Date: 06/09/2010

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST … more

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