A new study offers evidence that, not all of the light streaming from a black hole’s surrounding disk easily escapes. Some of it gives in to the monstrous pull of the black hole, turns back, and then bounces off the disk and escapes.
Scientists have discovered that terahertz light - light at trillions of cycles per second - can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales.
A pulse of laser light resulted in a stable "supercrystal" created by a team of U.S. researchers. The team's goal is to discover interesting states of matter that do not exist in equilibrium in nature.
Researchers at Australia university were able to store light waves as sound waves on a microchip, which could bring us closer to light-based computers.
Recent research shows that light is much stranger and more complex than scientists had previously given it credit for. According to recent findings, light can also behave like a liquid.
A research group has developed a camera that can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is faster than has previously been possible.
The new technology used to make this discovery could one day allow scientists to image live activity in the brain.
Physicists have performed a variation of the famous 200-year-old double-slit experiment that, for the first time, involves "exotic looped trajectories" of photons.
From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before... This feat brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum principles.
By slowing down light to a speed slower than flowing electrons, researchers create a kind of optical "sonic boom"
Harnessing the shared wave nature of light and matter, researchers have used light to explore some of the most intriguing questions in the quantum mechanics of materials.
High efficiency ultra-thin planar lens could replace heavy, bulky lenses in smart phones, cameras and telescopes.