Search by tag «Physical Review Letters» 14 results

  • International Team Develop Non-Radiating Electromagnetic Source

    The proposed structure allows to generate electromagnetic fields without dissipating any energy into the surrounding environment. This type of electromagnetic source will pave the way for technological breakthroughs, such as highly efficient wireless power transfer systems, high-precision sensors, and RFID technology.


  • ITMO Physicists Discover New Physical Effect

    The scientists called it the anomalous exciton Hall effect. It occurs when a laser affects a semiconductor plate in the presence of a magnetic field. This phenomenon can be potentially used for studying exciton quasiparticles. The research is published in Physical Review Letters.


  • ITMO Scientists Propose Systems With Unique Interaction Between Photons and Mechanical Motion of Atoms

    The researchers managed to demonstrate that such systems possess the features of non-typical phase transitions, nonstandard symmetry, and its spontaneous breaking in a strong optomechanical interaction regime. This invention may potentially help scientists develop memory chips for future quantum computers.


  • ITMO University Researchers Predict New Quantum Phase of Matter in Chains of Oscillating Atoms

    The results of this research can be used to control the properties of light and matter and to create quantum memory.


  • Scientists Explain Why Paradise State Is Hard to Reach

    Authors of a paper on social relations’ modelling have adapted the popular model of human interaction in a society by adding individual preferences. According to the initial theory, human relations may reach a “paradise state” at some point. However, the new model contradicts this idea.


  • ITMO University Physicists Discover Proof of Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek’s Time Crystal Hypothesis

    Two ITMO University physicists – PhD student Valerii Kozin and ITMO Fellow Oleksandr Kyriienko – have described genuine time crystals in an article in Physical Review Letters. These structures’ existence was first suggested by Frank Wilczek, laureate of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics, but other studies have asserted the impossibility of creating environments in which these crystals would exist. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Valerii Kozin to find out what time crystals really are, how the two scientists were able to prove the existence of a system in which they would exist, and what Einstein has got to do with it.


  • Physicists Discover New Way of Resonance Tuning for Nonlinear Optics

    A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells (“meta-atoms”). Asymmetry of meta-atoms results in high-quality (high Q) resonances in the transmittance spectra of metasurfaces. Such resonances are capable of multiple amplification of external signals. By manipulating the asymmetry, scientists were able to control the resonances and thus a metasurface’s optical response, which is highly desirable for practical applications. The results of this research were published in Physical Review Letters.


  • Physicists Design New Nanoresonators With Giant Nonlinear Response

    An international research team has found a way to make frequency conversion of light at the nanoscale a hundred times more efficient. The new method is based on isolated dielectric nanoparticles supporting the so-called bound states in the continuum. Such states appear when radiating fields in the particle suppress each other, so that the electromagnetic energy inside the particle can be trapped. This prediction can be employed for a new generation of tiny frequency conversion devices, nanolasers. The research was published in Physical Review Letters on July 19, 2018 as a cover story.


  • Physicists Discover Way to Control Transitions Between States of Matter

    An international team of physicists has managed for the first time to experimentally observe a transition between two different states of matter: a propagating polariton-soliton and a Bose-Einstein condensate. Furthermore, the researchers developed a theoretical model to explain such transitions and found a way to “switch” between the different states by changing the laser pumping power in the polariton formation process. The results are published in Physical Review Letters.


  • Physicists Create Crystal Lattice from Polaritons

    An international research team has produced an analog of a solid-body crystal lattice from hybrid photon-electron quasiparticles - polaritons. In the resulting polariton lattice, certain particles’ energy does not depend on their speed. At the same time, the lattice’s geometry, particle concentration and polarization properties can still be modified. This opens up new perspectives for study of quantum effects and the use of optical computing. Results of the study were published in Physical Review Letters.