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Happy World Quantum Day 2024!

James Wormald
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We're thrilled to invite you to join us in celebrating World Quantum Day on Sunday, April 14 – an annual celebration promoting public awareness and understanding of quantum science and technology around the world.

As advocates for innovation and exploration, we at Electro Optics recognise the opportunity World Quantum Day gives us to reflect on how quantum science is shaping the future of technology, from quantum computing and communication to sensing, imaging, and beyond.

Here are just a few of our recent stories from the intersection of the quantum and photonic worlds:

The 'corkscrew' laser that can make quantum material magnetic at room temperature

A new method of using lasers to induce quantum behaviour at room temperature – and make non-magnetic materials magnetic – could lead to more energy-efficient computers, information transfer and data storage.

Quantum material 'promising' for next-gen, high-efficiency solar cells
A new quantum material that breaks the external quantum efficiency threshold could dramatically increase the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels.

SupremeQ firms unite to deliver quantum advantage
The project will bring together quantum experts from the UK, Germany, and Denmark to accelerate the development and commercialisation of photonic quantum computing technologies in order to deliver quantum advantage.

Multiparticle nanostructures could enable better quantum technologies
Researchers observed new behaviours in surface plasmons, meaning that quantum subsystems could exhibit non-classical behaviours.

New method measures the 3D position of atoms
By deforming the wavefront of the light being emitted by the atom, researchers can identify z coordinate with one image. Quantum mechanics experiments need to be able to precisely control or track atoms' positions. 

Integrated photonics acquisitions 'a strong signal' for quantum scaling
The acquisition of three integrated photonics companies is a “strong signal from the market” that the technology is going to be needed to scale up quantum systems, according to Nu Quantum's Carmen Palacios-Berraquero.

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