Higher Order Mode is Faster
17 Mar 2015 - 19:58
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 - 19:51
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 - 16:09
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 - 16:08
Type: Photo
Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Photo by Jonathan Ward
30 Nov 2012 - 16:08
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 - 16:08
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...
Type: Photo
Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012 - 16:07
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 - 14:25
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 - 18:02
(From left) Professors Thomas Busch, Síle Nic Chormaic, and Nic Shannon Quantum@...
Type: News Article
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