September 30, 2022

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Breakthrough in integrated photonics
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Breakthrough in integrated photonics

Scientists at EPFL, Switzerland, have built a compact waveguide amplifier by successfully incorporating rare-earth ions into integrated photonic circuits. The device produces record output power compared to commercial fiber amplifiers, a first in the development of integrated photonics over the last decades. Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) are devices that can provide gain to the optical […]

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Quantum Computer programming basics
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Quantum Computer programming basics

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently published a Quantum Computer programming guide in ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing. For would-be quantum programmers scratching their heads over how to jump into the game as quantum computers proliferate and become publicly accessible, a new beginner’s guide provides a thorough introduction to quantum algorithms and their implementation on existing hardware. Deep-diving guide […]

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Interior of protons is maximally entangled
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Interior of protons is maximally entangled

Fragments of the interior of a proton have been shown by scientists from Mexico and Poland to exhibit maximum quantum entanglement. The discovery, already confronted with experimental data, allows us to suppose that in some respects the physics of the inside of a proton may have much in common not only with well-known thermodynamic phenomena, […]

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Race Not Over Between Classical and Quantum Computers
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Race Not Over Between Classical and Quantum Computers

In the race to achieve the coveted “advantage” of a quantum computer, those developing quantum algorithms are pitted against each other and against those working on classical algorithms. With each potential claim of such an advantage — the successful calculation on a quantum computer of something that is infeasible on a classical one — scientists […]

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A new kind of superconductivity: Kagome metals
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A new kind of superconductivity: Kagome metals

In the past four years scientists have discovered metals whose crystal structure mimics that of a traditional Japanese woven bamboo pattern: kagome metals. The international research activity in this new direction of quantum materials has recently reached a new climax: an international team of physicists has discovered that the underlying kagome lattice structure induces the […]

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Protons are probably smaller than long thought
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Protons are probably smaller than long thought

A few years ago, a novel measurement technique showed that protons are probably smaller than had been assumed since the 1990s. The discrepancy surprised the scientific community. Some researchers even believed that the Standard Model of particle physics would have to be changed. The radius of a protons, according to current measurements, is 0.84 femtometers. […]

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