October 29, 2018 / PI5

Smallest light portions at the touch of a button

Physicists at the University of Stuttgart are developing the first single-photon source that works with atomic gases at room temperature.
[Picture: Max Kovalenko]

Researchers of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology IQST at the 5th Institute of Physics at the University of Stuttgart (Head: Prof. Tilman Pfau) have developed a novel, promising variant of a light source for the smallest possible energy packages - a so-called single-photon source. Their work has been published in the latest issue of the journal Science.

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