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Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

Researchers demonstrate a semiconductor device for the tailored generation of Brillouin signals in the ultrahigh 100GHz-THz regime. When traversing a solid material such as glass, a light wave can deposit part of its energy in a mechanical wave, ...

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Macroscopic electron quantum coherence in a solid-state circuit

A team of researchers of C2N achieved in an experimental work a coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a novel nano-engineering strategy. The quantum coherence of electronic quasiparticles underpins many of the emerging transport ...

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Taking advantage of disorder to trap sound and light

News from Institut de physique (INP) of CNRS - April 29, 2019 (released in French) Physicists have proposed a novel approach to confine light and sound waves at the same place using an approximately periodic nanoscale stack of ...

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A cryogenic transistor for observing a superconductor

News from Institut des sciences de l'ingénierie et des systèmes (INSIS) of CNRS - April 15, 2019 (released in French) Thanks to its expertise in the realization of cryogenic high electron mobility transistors, a C2N team has enabled ...

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From the growth to the fabrication and characterisation of oxide-based photonic devices

Thanks to material and photonic scientists, two groups from C2N have demonstrated the potential of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) oxide for photonic applications. Despite the great progress achieved in silicon photonics the last decade, devices functionalities are still limited ...

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