Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. Creating Ultrafast Qubits In Zinc Selenide Crystal
    11/14/2016

    Physicists at Polytechnique Montréal have successfully demonstrated how to create a qubit faster than all other existing methods by using a zinc selenide (ZnSe) crystal with tellurium impurities.

  2. South Koreans Develop World's Thinnest Photodetector
    11/10/2016

    South Korean scientists unveiled what they claim to be the world's thinnest photodetector, consisting of a 1.3 nm layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), sandwiched between graphene layers and mounted over a silicon base. 

  3. Embeddable “Laser Particles” Key To MIT, Harvard Scientists’ Nano-Imaging
    11/7/2016

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School have developed a new imaging technique using tiny embedded "laser particles," which emit laser light to illuminate dense tissue. The resulting images are six times higher than what current fluorescence-based microscopes are capable of producing.

  4. Asymmetric Waveguide Makes For An Ultra-Efficient All-Optical Switch
    11/3/2016

    Scientists at the State University of New York at Buffalo have designed a new optical switch that uses an asymmetric waveguide to let a weaker "switching" control beam control a stronger signal or "output" beam.

  5. Novel 2D Light Source Generates Photon Pairs
    10/31/2016

    Physicists from Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU) have designed a new light source based on transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers that emit photon pairs, which makes it suitable to carry encrypted information.

  6. Japanese Scientists Build Versatile Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector With Dielectric Multilayer
    10/27/2016

    Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has devised a flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SSPDs or SNSPDs) that is more efficient at counting individual photons than conventional SSPDs.

  7. Scientists Discover New Multiferroic Material For Quantum Computers
    10/24/2016

    A new class of materials called multiferroic Rashba semiconductors could prove ideal for building spintronic devices and quantum computers, according to scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

  8. Twisting Light Using Two Spatial Degrees Of Freedom Could Solve Spectrum Crunch
    10/20/2016

    Researchers have demonstrated a proof-of-concept technique that twists a light beam into more than one hundred spatial modes to carry more information than what is possible through current telecommunications technologies.

  9. KATRIN Spectrometer Experiment Attempts To Measure Precise Mass Of Neutrinos
    10/17/2016

    Physicists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have switched on a 220-ton, 60 million euro ($66 million) apparatus that will attempt in the next five years to pin down the absolute mass of neutrinos – the so-called ghost particles of cosmology believed to hold vital clues to the origin and fate of the universe.

  10. Quantum MRI Machine Allows Single Molecule Microscopy
    10/14/2016

    Australian scientists have successfully used quantum bits (qubits) to act as a miniaturized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor to image the atomic structure of a single molecule – a formidable challenge in the physical biosciences.