New Method to Create Gamma Rays

A cloud of trapped particles converts laser energy into cascades of high energy photons

Bionic Camera Senses Colors and Polarization

The bio-inspired imager captures co-registered color and polarization information in real time with high resolution

Single Photon Reveals Entangle­ment of 16 Million Atoms

New results clarify the role of multipartite entanglement in ensemble-based quantum memories

Smallest Optical Particle Accelerator

Electron energy gain reaches an extremely high value of 2.2 giga-electron-volts per metre

Atomic Clock With a 3D Optical Lattice

The 3D quantum gas clock achieved a precision of 3.5 parts error in 10 quintillion in about 2 hours

Enhancing Optical Forces

New method with a metamaterial opens possibilities within sensor technology and nanoscience

High Harmonics in Bulk Materials

Better control of one of the most important physical processes for generating high-energy photons

Sensing Atoms Caught in Ripples of Light

Light waves propagating down a fiber both capture and probe the atoms

Better Telescope Mirrors With Silver

Atomic layer deposition for new protective coatings for large silver-based telescope mirrors

Tunable Split-Disk Micro-Lasers

Whispering gallery mode resonators for lightsources with tunable wavelengths