QuantumEducational Notes


Quantum physics is the study of how particles, which make up matter, interact, and the forces by which they do. It describes the nature in which atoms work, and in turn, all chemical and biological processes. Quantum physics does not follow Newtonian physics, with matter interacting very differently to bulk material. Quantum particles can act as either a particle, found in a single place, or as a wave, where it can be in several places at once.

There are three quantum field theories that describe the four fundamental forces: electromagnetism, strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force. These theories explain how atoms remain stable, form, and decay.

Application Notes

Scientific Cameras for Ultra-Low-Light Imaging in Quantum Research

Quantum theory seeks to explain the nature and behavior of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic levels. Quantum research aims to manipulate the state of this matter and energy to achieve accurate, measurable, and repeatable results, thereby improving the understanding of such phenomena.

Most modern quantum research activity focuses on…Read Full Article

Ultra-High-Sensitivity emICCD Cameras Enable Diamond Quantum Dynamics Research

Interest in the various crystal defects found within diamonds is growing quickly amongst physicists and biologists worldwide. This increasing attention is attributable in no small part to the ability of such defects, when embedded in nanocrystals, to function as single-photon sources or as highly photostable, low-cytotoxicity fluorescent biomarkers.

One of these defects, the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center, can be utilized to detect…Read Full Article

Ultra-High-Sensitivity emICCD Cameras Facilitate Use of Trapped Ions for Quantum Research

Laser-cooled ions in linear Paul traps are quantum systems with remarkable properties. Trapped ions offer an unprecedented degree of preparation and control of their parameters, can be cooled to the ground state, and can be coupled to engineered reservoirs. For these reasons, they have played a prominent role in…Read Full Article

Technical Notes

Why Must I Have an emICCD?

Intensified cameras are specialized devices that optically connect an image intensifier to a CCD sensor. One finds a wide variety of CCD sensor architectures making this camera type adaptable to many imaging and spectroscopy experimental needs…Read Full Article

emlCCD: The Ultimate in Scientific ICCD Technology

With the rapid expansion of research in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum computing, and combustion, the development of higher-performance time-gated cameras is becoming a necessity. This technical note describes the latest breakthrough in scientific intensified CCD (ICCD) technology: the world’s first emICCD…Read Full Article

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