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From quantum Zeno effect to all optical switch, part II.

By Frank Kuo | Posted: 17 April 2011

In the last blog, we took a trip starting from quantum Zeno effect and reached to one of its applications — all-optical switch — at a quick pace. This time, we will look into more phenomena that researchers use in order to achieve this all-optical switch future.

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From quantum Zeno effect to all-optical switch, part I.

By Frank Kuo | Posted: 11 April 2011

Needless to say, scientists have been puzzled and fascinated by the quantum nature of the physical law for more than a century. The history of science is all over it and evolves with it. Having this in mind, it is very reasonable to see that the Science magazine has named the discovery of the quantum machine as the most significant scientific advance of 2010. It is the first quantum mechanical resonator that can actually be seen by bare eyes and deserves another detailed blog by itself.

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Optics on a microchip

By Ksenia Dolgaleva | Posted: 15 May 2010

Photonics group at the ECE Department at the University of Toronto has been working to enable practical realization of all-optical devices for telecommunications, lab-on-a-chip, sensors, and many other applications. We are happy to have the Emerging Communication Technologies Institute at the University of Toronto that provides us an access to the state-of-the-art electron beam lithography apparatus and microfabrication clean room facilities.

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