Picking apart photons

Wave-particle duality quantum mechanics
Embargoed until: Publicly released:
Proceedings of the Royal Society A

An Australian-led review has summarised our modern understanding of the photon - a tiny bundle of light energy - which underpins our interpretation of the quantum world. The two authors describe new technologies which are based on a using a single photon, with an emphasis on how light is being used to interact with mechanical systems.

  • Location of Interest:
  • Australia
  • QLD
The University of Queensland
  • Tech / Engineering / Space
Last updated: Thu 3 Nov 2016

Media Release

From: The Royal Society

Review - Quantum optics with one or two photons

The concept of a photon is central to our understanding of the quantum world. We summarise our modern understanding of a photon and describe a number of new technologies based on single photon states of light with an emphasis on optomechanical systems.

Document type Source Extra info Type / Size Last modified
 Media Release The Royal Society Quantum-optics-with-photons_Proc-Royal-Soc-A_media-release.docx, 14.3 KB 03 Nov 2016 5:25pm
 Research The Royal Society URL will become live after publication. Web page 03 Nov 2016 6:27pm