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New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level
Release Date: 04/18/2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle … more

NIST Featured in Media’s Top Science Stories of 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is featured in several of the news media’s lists of the top science stories of 2015. … more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

NIST Team Proves ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ is Really Real
Release Date: 11/10/2015

BOULDER, Colo. - Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, “spooky actions at a distance,” as now proven by researchers at … more

NIST Method for Spotting Quantum Dots Could Help Make High-Performance Nanophotonic Devices
Release Date: 08/10/2015

Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you’re going to get from a quantum dot. A quantum dot … 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

Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets
Release Date: 09/15/2014

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first … more

Clever NIST/JPL Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons
Release Date: 02/11/2014

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National … more

New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know
Release Date: 06/26/2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from randomly guessing. It turns out that … more

High-Efficiency Photon Source Brings Day of Reckoning Closer for a Famous Quantum Test
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to … more

Closing the Last Loophole for Photons
Release Date: 06/03/2013

Top: The TES package contains the sensor (about one-fourth the width of a human hair) at the center of the circular section. Bottom: A wafer with … more

Light Dynamics in a Quantum Dot
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Plots of photon arrival times at each of two detectors show that the emission of only one photon following an excitation pulse is less likely than … more

High Efficiency in the Fastest Single-Photon Detector System
Release Date: 02/19/2013

Francesco Marsili at the SPD experiment. The metal cylinder at top left is the device's cryogenic enclosure. A single photon may not seem like … more

Calculating Quantum Vacuum Forces in Nanostructures
Release Date: 02/07/2013

One of the surprising predictions of quantum mechanics is that uncharged conductors can attract each other over small distances, even in empty … more

NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … more

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