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Quantum Computing: How Close Are We?

Edwin Cartlidge

Industry has joined the race to build a universal quantum computer. But the task is daunting. Continue Reading



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The 100th Annual Meeting of The Optical Society and FiO Celebrated with 2,300 Attendees

27 October 2016
For 100 years, the optical science community has been gathering to discuss the latest advances in all areas of the field of optics and photonics at...

Clearing "Visual Noise" to Improve Underwater Vision and Deep Sea Exploration

24 October 2016
Mankind has long been peering into the depths of the sea. From finding fish to avoiding rocks, the ability to see as far as possible through turbi...

Innovative Technique for Shaping Light Could Solve Bandwidth Crunch

19 October 2016
As data demands continue to grow, scientists predict that it’s only a matter of time before today’s telecommunication networks reach capacity unles...

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All-fiber multiplexed source of high-purity single photons

Optica, Vol. 3 Issue 11, pp.1270-1273 (2016)
Single-photon sources based on spontaneous photon-pair generation have enabled pioneering experiments in quantum physics. However, next-generation ...

Spectral correlation and interference in non-degenerate photon pairs at telecom wavelengths

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 21, pp.5074-5077 (2016)
We characterize an entangled-photon-pair source that produces signal and idler photons at 1533 nm and 1567 nm using fiber-assisted si...

Toward spectral intensity interferometry

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 1, pp.A23-A30 (2017)
We use intensity interferometry to image a group of point sources in a computer simulation and laboratory demonstration. We acquire the image of th...

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