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Scientists shared vision for optics technology

Scientists shared vision for optics technology

October 3, 2014

Optical engineers Robert Hopkins and John Bruning were a generation apart in age. But when it came to transferring their work from the research lab to the marketplace, they were visionaries aligned.

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New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

New quantum particle calculations make waves in field

September 5, 2014

The huge multidimensional systems have complicated wave functions that the old method is not efficient enough to measure, Mohammad Mirhosseini, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and lead author on the paper describing the new technique, told Live Science. The new method makes it possible to calculate wave functions much faster and could help scientists further develop quantum technology.

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Doing more with less: New technique efficiently finds quantum wave functions

Doing more with less: New technique efficiently finds quantum wave functions

August 28, 2014

University researchers have introduced a new method, called compressive direct measurement, that allowed the team to reconstruct a quantum state at 90 percent fidelity using only a quarter of the measurements required by previous methods.

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Duality principle is ‘safe and sound’

Duality principle is ‘safe and sound’

August 26, 2014

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University of Rochester was determined to find an explanation.

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Duality principle is “safe and sound”: Researchers clear up apparent violation of quantum mechanics’ wave-particle duality

August 25, 2014

When scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, The results were both “strange” and “incredible.” It took Robert Boyd and his colleagues nearly a year and a half to figure out what was going on.

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Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

Like summer camp … for subatomic particles

July 8, 2014

Optical engineering major Sarah Bjornland ’19 (left) uses a telescope to study resolution versus pupil size with local high school students Justin Shetty, Tyler Acton, and Dan Duguay. During Photon Camp, a week-long effort by the Institute of Optics to introduce more students to the growing field of optics, high school upperclassmen work with University undergrads to learn about the relevance of optics to everyday life.

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Eyes on entrepreneurship

Eyes on entrepreneurship

January 21, 2014

Ovitz — an Institute of Optics-based team consisting of students (left to right) Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez, Felix Kim, Samuel Steven, Len Zheleznyak, Aizhong Zhang, and Nicholas Brown — pose with “EyeProfiler” a portable eye diagnosis instrument they developed that is smaller, cheaper and more accurate than existing devices and is especially suited for use among children.

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Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

November 19, 2013

Professor Govind Agrawal, a world leader in optical communications, is the first recipient of the Dr. James C. Wyant Professorship in Optics.

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New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

April 23, 2013

Researchers have applied a sophisticated imaging technique to obtain the first 3D, high-resolution pictures of a recently developed type of optical lenses.

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Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

Optical Scientist and Educator M. Parker Givens Dies at 96

January 15, 2013

Although Givens “officially” retired in 1981 at the mandatory age of 65 (at that time a federal law), he continued to teach for another 22 years, and was primarily responsible for the senior laboratory course.

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