8 Dec 2015
Ravi Kumar, one of the authors of this study, in front of the machine used for the experiment
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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
17 Mar 2015
This video shows a polystyrene particle propelled along a microfiber by light, first in the fundamental mode, then in a higher order mode. It is easy to see how much faster the particle zips along in...
Type: Video
30 Nov 2012
When the sky is clear and activity on the sun is at its peak, the green and red displays of aurora borealis can be seen as far south as Cork, Ireland, the former research home of Professor Síle Nic...
Type: News Article
The Light-Matter Interactions Unit
30 Nov 2012
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Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Photo by Jonathan Ward
30 Nov 2012
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able...
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Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit use optical nanofibers and lasers to trap plastic balls the size of human red blood cells on an ‘optical conveyor belt’. The group hopes to work with...
Type: Video
11 May 2012
(From left) Professors Thomas Busch, Síle Nic Chormaic, and Nic Shannon Quantum@...
Type: News Article
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