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August 8, 2012 | Research News

Seeing the Light with NIST's New Noiseless Optical Amplifier

Scientists working at the JQI and NIST have demonstrated that they can amplify weak light signals without adding noise while also carrying more information—more pixels—than other low-noise amplifiers.

July 19, 2012 | Research News

Disorderly Conduct in Quantum Coherence

A new experiment conducted at the JQI examines the relationship between quantum coherence, an important aspect of certain materials kept at low temperature, and the imperfections in those materials.

June 19, 2012 | PFC | Research News

First Observation of the Hall Effect in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

NIST researchers have observed for the first time the Hall effect in a gas of ultracold atoms.

May 30, 2012 | Research News

Short Movie Stored in An Atomic Memory

Scientists at the JQI have stored not one but two letters of the alphabet in a tiny cell filled with rubidium atoms which are tailored to absorb and later re-emit messages on demand.

May 21, 2012 | Research News

A Magnetic Approach to Lattices

As an extension of their work on generating synthetic fields, Ian Spielman's group has developed a new kind of lattice for atoms.

May 3, 2012 | Research News

Fast, Low-power All-optical Switch

An optical switch developed at the JQI spurs the prospective integration of photonics and electronics.

April 19, 2012 | Research News

Inequality and Investment Bubbles

When it comes to income distribution, the rich and poor each have their own curves.

April 17, 2012 | Research News

Finding Majorana - Update

A group at Delft University in the Netherlands led by L.P. Kouwenhoven has published experimental signatures of Majorana particles. The experiment precisely follows the theoretical proposals made in 2010 by Sankar Das Sarma and his collaborators at JQI.

First, Fast, Faster
April 5, 2012 | Research News

First, Fast, and Faster

Scientists in PML’s Quantum Measurement Division have produced the first superluminal light pulses made by using a technique called four-wave mixing, creating two separate pulses whose peaks propagate faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.

April 5, 2012 | Research News

Micromechanical Mirror Performs Under Pressure...Of Light

A team of scientists from PML's Quantum Measurement Division has designed and tested a novel device that may lead to substantial progress in the new and fast-moving field of optomechanics.