Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits

Illustration by Michael Osadciw, Creative Services, University of Rochester

University of Rochester researchers efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.

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Doing more with less: New technique efficiently finds quantum wave functions


Compressive direct measurement allowed researchers to reconstruct a quantum state at 90 percent fidelity (a measure of accuracy) using only a quarter of the measurements required by previous methods.

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Duality principle is “safe and sound”: Researchers clear up apparent violation of quantum mechanics’ wave-particle duality

Credit: Institute of Optics / / University of Rochester

When German scientists announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University of Rochester was determined to find an explanation.

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Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states


For the first time, scientists show it is possible to track quantum trajectories, verifying a recently developed theory for predicting the most likely path a system will take between two states.

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