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Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics

April 8, 2019

CQO XI will be held at the University of Rochester August 4-8, 2019. Topics of interest include all aspects of experimental and theoretical coherence, quantum optics, quantum information and quantum measurement.

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Quantum optics group.

Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

September 6, 2018

For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particles. Now Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.

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Exploring the ultimate limits to temporal, spatial, and optical resolution is among the biggest scientific challenges and questions in quantum optics and optical physics. (University of Rochester illustration / Mohammad Mirhosseini)

Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

June 14, 2018

Optical physics and quantum optics will have a profound effect on our daily lives in the decades to come, and two Rochester faculty are among the authors of a new survey of the biggest scientific challenges and questions in the field.

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Droplets Bounce on Metal

Scientists make metal surfaces water-repellent

January 20, 2015

Two University of Rochester scientists have found a way of using powerful laser beams to make metal surfaces last longer and be more suitable for a wide range of practical purposes. "We change the nature of the metal surface so that they can repel water," said Chunlei Guo, who is a professor of optics and physics at UR.

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Most likely path

Most likely path

August 1, 2014

In a paper featured on the cover of Nature, scientists have shown that it is possible to track these quantum trajectories and compare them to a recently developed theory for predicting the most likely path a system will take between two states.

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Most likely path

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

July 18, 2014

Physicists at the University of Rochester have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which mimics evolutionary biology, allowed them to achieve a 10-fold improvement on the performance of previous nanocavities.

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Nano crystals florescing

Crystal clear?

March 14, 2014

Researchers are uncertain about the National Science Foundation's intentions to extend a network dedicated to nanoscience and technology, such as efforts to grow nanocrystals.

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Optical circuit

Peeking into Schrödinger's Box

January 20, 2014

Measurement Technology Continues to Show Its Potential for Quantum Information

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Researchers Vamivakas and Neukich

Researchers Optically Levitate a Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond

August 12, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space.

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