September 30, 2022

Category: Germany

Controlling the Waveform of Ultrashort Infrared Pulses
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Controlling the Waveform of Ultrashort Infrared Pulses

Ultrashort infrared light pulses are the key to a wide range of technological applications. The oscillating infrared light field can excite molecules in a sample to vibrate at specific frequencies, or drive ultrafast electric currents in semiconductors. Physicists from the attoworld team at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) […]

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Topological phase detected in spin chains
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Topological phase detected in spin chains

In a special arrangement of atomic spins, Max Planck physicists have measured the properties of the so-called Haldane phase in an experiment. To do so, they used a quantum mechanical trick. In some materials, there are phases between which a transition is not possible because they are protected by a certain form of symmetry. Physicists […]

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More efficiency for optical quantum gates
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More efficiency for optical quantum gates

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics succeeded in massively improving the performance of a component that is crucial to optical quantum systems. Future quantum computers are expected not only to solve particularly tricky computing tasks, but also to be connected to a network for the secure exchange of data. In principle, quantum […]

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Nathalie Nagl wins Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
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Nathalie Nagl wins Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

As part of her doctoral thesis, Nathalie Nagl developed a new generation of highly compact ultrashort pulse lasers in the infrared spectral range, which can be used, for example, to precisely analyze blood samples. This should enable diseases to be detected earlier in the future. The Max Planck Society honours this success with the Otto […]

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Award-winning quantum random number generator
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Award-winning quantum random number generator

Party mood in our school laboratory PhotonLab. The German Association of School Labs awarded the team led by Dr Silke Stähler-Schöpf and Linda Qerimi a prize for the “Experiment of the Year”. The LeLa award recognises outstanding achievements by school labs and school lab networks. The school lab entered the competition with its quantum random […]

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