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First on-chip nanoscale optical quantum memory developed


September 11, 2017

Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have built a chip capable of storing and retrieving individual photons of light, with all of their quantum properties left intact. The chip represents the first nanoscale optical quantum memory device, and could one day be used to create more secure internet communications. Full Story

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