30 Jan 2017
When measuring the duration of high-speed physical phenomena, a good stopwatch can only get you so far, and while oscilloscopes can pick up electrical signals with frequencies of a few GHz, measuring...
Type: News Article
15 Aug 2016
Light can take many different forms. Even in our day-to-day life, sunlight is vastly different from fluorescent light. In physics, when studying interactions between light and tiny particles, the...
Type: News Article
29 Apr 2016
Scientists from the Light-Matter Interactions Unit, led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have developed a new technique to...
Type: News Article
8 Dec 2015
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with...
Type: News Article
8 Dec 2015
Ravi Kumar, one of the authors of this study, in front of the machine used for the experiment
Type: Photo
8 Dec 2015
Experimental set-up The rubidium atoms are trapped around the optical nanofiber and absorb light of wavelength 780 nm and 776 nm that has leaked out of the nanofiber. This effect can be used to...
Type: Photo
18 Mar 2015
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light. Passing...
Type: News Article
Higher Order Mode is Faster
17 Mar 2015
A three micron polystyrene particle (white dot or circle) is propelled along a microfiber by light in the fundamental mode (left) and a higher order mode (right). The particle moved eight times...
Type: Photo
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