‘Twisty’ photons could turbocharge next-gen quantum communication

A quantum emitter capable of emitting single photons integrated with a geared-shaped resonator. By fine-tuning the arrangement of the emitter and the gear-shaped resonator, it’s possible to leverage the interaction between the photon’s spin and its orbital angular momentum to create individual “twisty” photons on demand. Credit: Stevens Institute of Technology Quantum computers and communication … Read more

Black children with complex communication needs face instructional deficits

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Early childhood is a critical period for language development. For children with complex communication needs, support and training during this period of life can be essential for the development of effective communication skills. Unfortunately, the services that children need may not be available to everyone equally. New research led by Penn … Read more

Small changes could bridge communication and cultural gaps for refugees who need disability support

Refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds are confused about the NDIS. Credit: Nasan Esber, Author provided People with disability and their family members from non-English speaking refugee backgrounds come up against language and communication barriers when they try to access services, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Some of these barriers are experienced by all … Read more

A novel all-optical switching method makes optical computing and communication systems more power-efficient

All-optical switch demo. Credit: Tampere University A group of photonics researchers at Tampere University have introduced a novel method to control a light beam with another beam through a unique plasmonic metasurface in a linear medium at ultra-low power. This simple linear switching method makes nanophotonic devices such as optical and communication systems more sustainable, … Read more

KARI names KPLO as it begins communication testing

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is preparing to launch its Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), recently named Danuri. Danuri is South Korea’s first of many planned lunar missions in the coming future. This mission is developed and operated by KARI with contributions from NASA. A SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch Danuri on August 2, … Read more