Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.
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A new algorithm lets researchers reconstruct the movements of photons to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new way use magnetic forces to control photons could pave the way for the next generation of computing, including quantum computers.
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Harvard researchers are using a chemical process known as triplet fusion upconversion to transform near-infrared photons into high-energy photons. The high-energy photons could be used in a huge range of applications, including a new type of precisely targeted chemotherapy, in which low-energy infrared lasers that penetrate deep into the body could be used to transform innocuous compounds into cancer-fighting drugs.
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